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Prompt decision and whole-souled action sweep the world before them.-O. S. MARDEN.

Proper words in proper places make the true definition of style.-SWIFT.

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.-PLUTARCH.

Purity is the feminine, Truth the masculine, of Honor.

-HARE. "Push in busy seasons, and in dull seasons, still push."

Put all your eggs in one basket, and then watch that basket.-ANDREW CARNEGIE.

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. -STEELE.

Reason and virtue alone can bestow liberty.


Regular bodily exercise is worth a host of physicians. -POPE.

Religion is the basis of civil society, and the source of all good and of all comfort.—BURKE.

Remedy your deficiencies, and your merits will take care of themselves.-BULWER.

Remember that when you're in the right you can afford to keep your temper, and that when you're in the wrong you can't afford to lose it.

-GEORGE HORACE LORIMER. Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.-MARCUS AURELIUS.

Respect your profession, respect your business. Have your heart in your life's work, and be stout-hearted. Do something, act always, and do it now. Don't be afraid. Many a man has been defeated by his doubtslack of confidence. Take your risks-you cannot eliminate them, you cannot escape them. You can diminish them by dominating them.-BATTEN'S Wedge.

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to the more ought law to weed it out.-BACON. Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life. -BEECHER.

Riches have wings, and grandeur is a dream.


"Sacrifice and self-devotion hallow earth and fill the skies."

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings.-SOLOMON.

Self-conquest is the greatest of all victories.-PLATO. Self-respect-that corner-stone of all virtues-is of priceless value.-SIR JOHN HERSCHEL.

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control- these three alone lead life to sovereign power.-TENNYSON. Self-schooled, self-scanned, self-honored, self-serene is the man of truth and honor.-MATTHEW ARNOLD. Sermons in stones, and good in everything.


Short sentences drawn from a long experience.


Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than

any speech.-PLUTARCH.

Silence does not always mark wisdom.-COLERIDGE. Simplicity, of all things, is the hardest to be copied.


Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.-FRANKLIN.

Slow are the steps of Freedom, but her feet turn never backward.-JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL.

So each man gets out of the world of men the rebound, the increase and development of what he brings there. -PHILLIPS BROOKS. "Society makes haste to forget him who remembers only himself."

Solid love, whose root is virtue, can no more die than virtue itself.-ERASMUS.

Some men make money by tendin' t' their own business an' other men make money by payin' somebody else t' tend to it.-Josh Wise.

"Some people spend their lives waiting at way stations for the limited express."-GEORGE HORACE LORIMER. "Some persons are better than others in this world, but they do not belong to the class who think themselves better than others."-GEORGE HORACE LORIMER.

Sometimes noble failure serves the world as faithfully as distinguished success.-DoWDEN.

Speak to the earth and it shall teach thee.-Bible. Stick to your business, and your business will stick to you. Wм. MATHEWS.

Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good-breeding.-HOLMES.

"Stop lookin' fer trouble, an' happiness 'll look fer you."

Strength is like gunpowder; to be effective it needs concentration and aim.-MATHEWS.

Strong reasons make strong actions.-SHAKESPEARE. Success in life, in anything, depends upon the number of persons that one can make himself agreeable to. -CARLYLE. Success in most things depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.-MONTESQUIEU.

Success treads on the heels of every right effort.

-SMILES. Successful minds work like a gimlet-to a single point.-BOVEE.

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility, but through greatness of mind.-ARISTOTLE. Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.


Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go; for she is thy life.-Bible.

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason and imagination, rarely or never.-COLERIDGE.

Talents are nurtured best in solitude, but a character in life's tempestuous sea.-GOETHE.

Temperance in everything is requisite for happiness. -B. R. HAYDON.

That is the best government which teaches us to govern ourselves.-GOETHE.

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.-LOCKE.

"The angelic bride at the altar often becomes the Amazon at halter."-GEORGE HORACE LORIMER.

The archer who misses the target turns to himself and not to another for the cause of his failure.-CONFUCIUS. The bad thing about a little sin is that it won't stay little.-GEORGE HORACE LORIMER.

The best hearts are ever the bravest.-STERNE.

The best of men are but men. The agency that makes them holy leaves them human; there is nature in them as well as graces.—TUPPER.

The best of us being unfit to die, what an inexpressible absurdity to put the worst to death!

-NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.-BACON.

The best remedies for injuries is to forget them. -PUBLIUS SYRUS. The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men.-FOWLER.

The bottom is a good place to start, but a bad place to stay. GEORGE HORACE LORIMER.

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt, till they are too strong to be broken.-DR. JOHNSON. "The chief glory of our people arises from its authors." The child, through stumbling, learns to walk erect. Every fall is a fall upward.-THEO. PARKER.

The consciousness of duty performed gives us music at midnight.-GEORGE HERBERT.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. -EMERSON.


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