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Page 81 - I do the very best I know how — the very best I can ; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Page 5 - READING without purpose is sauntering, not exercise. More is got from one book on which the thought settles for a definite end in knowledge, than from libraries skimmed over by a wandering eye. A cottage flower gives honey to the bee, a king's garden none to the butterfly.
Page 86 - ... to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to...
Page 21 - T is easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile When everything goes dead wrong...
Page 45 - And the life that is worth the honor of earth Is the one that resists desire. -' By the cynic, the sad, the fallen, Who had no strength for the strife, The world's highway is cumbered to-day, They make up the...
Page 45 - It is easy enough to be prudent, When nothing tempts you to stray, When without or within no voice of sin Is luring your soul away; But it's only a negative virtue Until it is tried by fire, And the life that is worth the honor of earth Is the one that resists desire.
Page 47 - A man who is clean both outside and inside; who neither looks up to the rich nor down to the poor; who can lose without squealing and win without bragging ; who is considerate of women, children and old people ; who is too brave to lie and too generous to cheat, and who takes his share of the world and lets other people have theirs.
Page 35 - If put to a pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you must vilify, condemn and eternally disparage, why, resign your position, and when you are outside, damn to your heart's content.