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The crowning fortune of a man is to be born with a bias to some pursuit, which finds him in employment and happiness.-EMERSON.

The difference between one boy and another consists not so much in talent as in energy..-ARNOLD.

The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important objects of philosophy.-VOLTAIRE.

The diseases of the mind are more destructive and in greater number than those of the body.-CICERO.

The doubt of Charles V. changed the destinies of the civilized world.-MOTLEY.

The elect are those who will, and the non-elect are those who won't.-BEECHER.

The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.


The essence of knowledge is having it to apply it; not having it to confess it.-CONFUCIUS.

The farmers are the founders of civilization and prosperity.-WEBSTER.

The fate of the child is always the work of his mother. -NAPOLEON.

The fewer the words the better the prayer.-LUTHER. The finest type of the coming man will be a Christian gentleman.-O. S. MARDEN.

"The first requisite when you have a good idea is to stick to it like grim death.”

The foundation of culture, as of character, is at last the moral sentiment.-EMERSON.

"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."

"The glory of a man is his strength."

The good workman doesn't say, "There, that will do," but always "There, that is it-it will last always." -EMERSON.

The great are only great because we are on our knees; let us rise up.-PROUDHON.

The great hope of society is in the individual character. -CHANNING.

The greatest and most vital power in influencing life is personality. It is greater than law, instruction or example.-LYMAN ABBOTT.

The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it. -EMERSON.

The greatest man is he who chooses with the most invincible resolution.-SENECA.

The greatest men have been those who have cut their way to success through difficulties.-F. W. ROBERTSON. "The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none."

The greatest perpetual battle of life is the warfare waged against self.-G. M. VAltour.

The greatest work has always gone hand-in-hand with the most fervent moral purpose.-SIDNEY LANIER. The habit of looking at the bright side of things is worth more than a thousand a year.

-SAMUEL JOHNSON. The hands that help are better far than lips that pray. -HUBBARD.

The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.-HAMERTON.

The head as well as the heart is needed in giving, and giving is a training for one's brain as well as for one's feelings.-DR. WATSON.

"The higher we rise, the grander the view."

The highest success is achieved by making the most of one's powers and opportunities.


"The highest towers begin from the ground."

The honor of the thing is in improving on the common stock-doing, and being a little better than our ancestors. -INGERSOLL.

The hour is not wasted that brings with it tranquility of mind and an uplifting of the heart.

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The imagination is the secret and marrow of civilization. It is the very eye of faith.-BEECHER.

The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and to possess the aptitude and perseverance to attain it. -GOETHE.

The least error should humble, but we should never permit even the greatest to discourage us.


The love principle is stronger than the force principle.


The lovely toy, so fiercely sought,
Hath lost its charm by being caught.


The man of grit carries in his presence a power which spares him the necessity of resenting insult.-WIMPLE.

The manner of saying or doing a thing goes a great way in the value of the thing itself.-SENECA.

The many fail; the one succeeds.-TENNYSON.

The memory will not be ruled as to what it shall bind and what it shall loose.-W. D. HOWELLS.

The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.


The mind conquers everything; it gives even strength to the body.-OVID.

The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hand.


The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.-HORACE BUSHNELL.

The more honesty a man has, the less he affects the air of a saint.-LAVATER.

The most difficult thing in life is to keep the height the soul has reached.-DAVID RIDDLE.

The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.-MONTAIGNE.

The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is that it scatters your force. -EMERSON.

The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise high with the occasion.-ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

The old adage about "too many irons in the fire" conveys an abominable lie. Keep them all going-9 poker, tongs and all.-ADAM CLARKE.

The one thing of value in the world is the active soul. -EMERSON.

The only amaranthine flower is virtue.-CowPER. The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity. -SIDNEY.

The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.-GEORGE ELIOT. The only knowledge that a man has is the knowledge he can use.-LORD MACAULAY.

The only true conquests-those which awaken no regrets are those obtained over our ignorance.

-NAPOLEON. The only way in which to fit a people for selfgovernment is to entrust them with self-government. -MACAULAY.

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved. -CORNELIUS NEPOS.

The power of applying an attention, steady and undissipated, to a single object, is the sure mark to superior genius.-CHESTERFIELD.

The rarest attainment is to grow old happily and gracefully.-L. M. CHILD.

"The rooster which crows the loudest may be the next one to grace the dinner-table."

The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth of the power and will to succeed. -WHIPPLE.

The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself.-B. R. HAYDON.

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