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Prompt decision and whole-souled action sweep the world before them.-0. 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,



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.

-SHAFTESBURY. 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.

-STEELE. 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.-WM. 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.

-BURKE. 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.



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