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6. Of all monuments raised to the memory of distinguished men, the most appropriate, and the least exceptionable, are those whose foundations are laid in their own works, and which are constructed of materials supplied and wrought by their own labors.
7. Consider and act with reference to the true ends of existence. This world is but the vestibule of an immortal life. Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
- E, H, Chapin.
Not worlds on worlds, in phalanx deep,
Need we to prove a God is here;
-J. M. Good
9. A life in any sphere that is the expression and outflow of an honest, earnest, loving heart, taking counsel only of God and itself, will be certain to be a life of beneficence in the best possible direction.
-J. G. Holland.
10. There's a divinity that shapes our ends
Rough-hew them how we will. --Shakespeare.
11. Evil thoughts are more dangerous than wild beasts. Keep your head and heart full of good th and bad ones will find no room. that is full will hold no more.
Be on your guard, and strive, and pray,
12. He that filches from me my good name,
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
13. There is no better relief to study than the regular performance of special duties in the house. To feel that one is really doing something every day, that the house is tidier for one's efforts, and the comfort of the family enhanced, is the surest warrant of content and cheerfulness.-J. G. Holland.
14. Oft the cloud which wraps the present hour Serves but to brighten all our future days.
15. Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
If we retrench the wages of the schoolmaster, we must raise those of the recruiting sergeant.—Edw. Everett.
16 'Tis a little thing
-T. N. Talfourd
17. All the beautiful orders of architecture and creations of the pencil, all the conceptions of the beautiful in nature, and art, and humanity, are inventions extorted, as it were, from the mind, to extend and increase the pleasures of sense.-Elihu Burritt.
18. Hope on, hope ever, yet the time shall come,
When man to man shall be a friend and brother; And this old world shall be a happy home, And all earth's family love one another !
Hope on, hope ever !–G. Massey.
19. Throughout this beautiful and wonderful creation, there is never-ceasing motion, without rest by night or day, ever weaving to and fro.—Longfellow.
20. Read, -not to contradict and confute,—not to believe and take for granted,—not to find talk and discourse,-but to weigh and consider.- Bacon.
21. If thou art worn and hard beset
22. Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment. Cheerfulness keeps up a daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity. - Anon.
23. Among the pitfalls in our way,
The best of us walk blindly;
And judge your brother kindly.—Alice Carey.
24. Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindnesses, and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort.—Sir H. Davy.
25. Know then this truth,—enough for man to
know,“Virtue alone is happiness below.”—Pope.
26. The greatest man is he who chooses the right with invincible resolution; who resists the sorest temptations from within and without; who bears the heaviest burdens cheerfully; who is calmest and most fearless under menaces and frowns; whose reliance on truth, on virtue, on God, is most unfaltering.-Dr. Channing.
27. So should we live that every hour
May die as dies the natural flower,-
In the sun, the moon, the sky;
29. Let us toil on; the work we leave behind us,
Though incomplete, God's hand will yet embalm And use in some way,—and the news will find us In Heaven above, and sweeten endless calm.