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No power can die that ever wrought for truth.

-LOWELL. No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very


No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind. -CHARLES SUMNER.

"Nobody ever wants t' get on an empty band wagon, an' ev'rybody wants t' get off the one th't's crowded." None ever was a great poet that applied himself much to anything else.-SIR W. TEMPLE.

Not in the clamor of the crowded street,

Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
But in ourselves are triumph and defeat.


Not only strike when the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.-CROMWELL.

Not what we think or say, but what we do, will have its effect upon the world.-ROBERT ROY MCNULTY. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. -EMERSON.

Nothing is impossible to the man who can will.


Nothing is more terrible than active ignorance.


Nothing is more universal than hope, for those have hope who have nothing else in the world.-THALES. Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.


Nothing is so successful as success.-TALLEYRAND. Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and the longitudes. THOREAU.

Nothing of worth or weight can be achieved with a half mind, with a faint heart, and with a lame endeavor. -BARROW.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.-Paul.

"Oblige and you will be obliged."

Obstacles are great incentives.—MICHELET.

Of all virtues, cheerfulness is the most profitable.


Oft from apparent ill, our blessings rise.


Oh! how hard it is to die, and not be able to leave the world any better for one's little life in it.


Oh! what a great work each one could perform in the world if he only knew his power.-O. S. MARDEN.

Oh! what a tangled web we weave,

When first we practice to deceive.


Old age seizes upon an ill-spent youth like fire upon a rotten house.-SOUTH.

One drop of sin always shatters the cup of joy and wastes life's precious wine.-NEWELL D. HILLIS.

One great cause of failure of young men in business is the lack of concentration.-CARNEGIE.

One-half of the world must sweat and groan that the other half may drone.-LONGFELLOW.

One has only to know the twenty-six letters of the alphabet in order to learn everything else that one wishes.-DUKE OF ARGYLE.

One life; a little gem of Time between two Eternities; no second chance for us forevermore.-CARLYLE.

One must spend time in gathering knowledge to give it out richly.-STEDMAN.

One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.-BULWER.

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words.-GOETHE.

One science only will one genius fit.-POPE.

One shriek of hate would jar all the hymns of heaven. -TENNYSON.

One self-approving hour whole years outweighs.


"One test of intellectual power is sticking to a thing until you have mastered it."

"One who has sense enough to take advice has too much sense to need it."

"One's personal enjoyment is a very small thing, but one's personal usefulness is a very important thing."

Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor.-EMERSON.

Only what we have wrought into our characters during life can we take away with us.-Humboldt.

Only when the heart loves can intellect do great work. -NEWELL D. HILLIS.

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.-JOHN Stuart Mill.

Our anger and quarrels must be put away.-CICERO. "Our antagonist is our helper."

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend.


Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.—AMIEL.

Our glory is in the race we run, not in the prize.

-ROGERS. Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.


Our greatest misfortunes come to us from ourselves. -ROUSSEAU.

Our land is rough and poor; we grow but little produce, and so we build school-houses and churches and grow men.-WEBSTER.

Our love is inwrought in our enthusiasm as electricity is inwrought in the air, exalting its power by a suitable presence.-GEORGE ELIOT.

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to Heaven.-SHAKESPEARE.

Party is the madness of the many for the gain of the few.-POPE.

Penetration seems a kind of inspiration; it gives me a kind of prophecy.-GREVILLE.

People do not lack strength; they lack will.


People have prejudices against a nation in which they have no acquaintances.-HAMERTON.

"People know that it is useless to oppose a man who uses his stumbling-blocks as stepping-stones."

People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work. —ALEXANDER HAMILTON.

Perhaps love is only the highest symbol of friendship, as all other things seem symbols of love.-EMERSON. "Plan your work, and work your plan."

"Plant as if you expected to live forever,

Live as if you expected to die tomorrow."

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb; sweet to the soul and health to the bones.-Bible.

"Politeness before force."

Politeness induces morality. Serenity of manner requires serenity of mind.-JULIA WARD HOWE.

Politeness is as natural to delicate natures as perfume is to flowers.-DE FINOD.

Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.-Bible.

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. -HUBBARD.

Poverty is the north wind that lashes men into Vikings. -QUIDA.

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.-Bible.

Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy.-FRANKLIN.

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