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To swear, except when necessary, is becoming to an honorable man.
Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.
Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals,…
It is much easier to try one’s hand at many things than to concentrate one’s powers on one thing.
While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it.
Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.
Verse satire indeed is entirely our own.
It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.
Fear of the future is worse than one’s present fortune.
We must form our minds by reading deep rather than wide.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
For the mind is all the easier to teach before it is set.
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity.
It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy’s mind from…
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