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The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
-LEIGH HUNT. The secret of language is the secret of sympathy, and its full charm is possible only to the gentle.-RUSKIN.
The secret of power, intellectual or physical, is concentration.-RALPH WALDO EMERSON.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.—DISRAELI. The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
-BEACONSFIELD. “The self-made man is made of self-rising stuff.”
The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun.-LONGFELLOW.
The silence of a friend commonly amounts to treachery. His not daring to say anything in our behalf implies a tacit censure.-HAZLITT. The skilful actor calculates his effects beforehand.
-TALMA. The smallest seed of faith is of more worth than the largest fruit of happiness.-THOREAU.
The strong must bear the burdens of the weak. To this end were great men born.-NEWELL D. HILLIS.
The stupid cant, “He went too far," despise
“The surest way to get riches worth while is to remember the delightful and forget the distressing things of life.”
The sweetest flower in pleasure's path
- JOHN CLARE. “The things we have gained by the sweat of our brow are worth more than the things we have found.”
The time to do your worrying is when a thing is all over, and the way to do it is to leave it to the neighbors.
-GEORGE HORACE LORIMER. The true grandeur of nations is in those qualities which constitute the true greatness of the individual.
-CHARLES SUMNER. The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
-NAPOLEON. The truly illustrious are they who do not court the praise of the world, but perform the actions which deserve it.-TILTON.
The turn of a sentence has decided many a friendship, and, for aught we know, the fate of many a kingdom.
- JEREMY BENTHAM. The two noblest things are sweetness and light.
- JONATHAN SWIFT. The way to fame is like the way to heaven-through much tribulation.-STERNE. "The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”
The way to procure insults is to submit to them. A man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
-HAZLITT. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.-GIBBON.
The wise prove, and the foolish confess, by their conduct that a life of employment is the only life worth leading.-PALEY. “The world always listens to a man with a will in him."
The world belongs to the energetic.—EMERSON. 9V
The world would be both better and brighter if we would dwell on the duty of happiness as well as on the happiness of duty.-SIR JOHN LUBBOCK.
The youth who does not look up will look down; and the spirit that does not soar is destined perhaps to grovel.-DISRAELI.
There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below.-SPURGEON.
There are persons going about whose souls are as an orchestra to everybody that is near them.-BEECHER.
There are two people I must please-God and Garfield. I must live with Garfield here, and with God hereafter.
- JAMES GARFIELD. There comes a voice that awakens my soul. It is the voice of years that are gone; they roll before me with their deeds.-OSSIAN. There is a higher law than the constitution.
-WILLIAM H. SEWARD. There is a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.-BURKE.
There is a sufficient recompense in the very consciousness of a noble deed.-CICERO.
There is always a black spot in our sunshine; it is the shadow of ourselves.--CARLYLE.
There is always hope in a man that actually and earnestly works. In idleness alone is there perpetual despair.-CARLYLE.
There is always room for a man of force.-EMERSON.
There is but one method of attaining excellence, and that is by hard labor.--SIDNEY SMITH.
“There is but one temple in the universe, and that is the body of man.”
There is no art or science too difficult for industry to attain.--CLARENDON.
There is no more helpful and profiting exercise than surmounting obstacles.-DR. PEABODY.
There is no policy like politeness; since a good manner often succeeds where the best tongue failed.--MAGINN.
There is no real life but cheerful life.—ADDISON.
There is no substitute for thorough-going, ardent, sincere earnestness.-DICKENS.
There is nothing against which human ingenuity will not be able to find something to say.-- JEFFERSON.
There is nothing at all in life except what we put there.—MADAME SWETCHINE. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
-ALEXANDER. There is nothing in the intellect which has not reached through the senses.-ARISTOTLE.
There is one thing in this world better than making a living, and that is making a life.-RUSSELL.
There is only kindness; there is only love; therein lies the only truth.-ZOLA. “There is only one aristocracy in the world, and that is the aristocracy of mind and character."
There never was so much room for the best as there is today.-WILLIAM H. THAYER.
There shall be no Alps.-NAPOLEON.
There was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.-FRANKLIN.
There's nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.-SHAKESPEARE. They do not love, that do not show their love.
-SHAKESPEARE. “They who derive their worth from their ancestors resemble potatoes, the most valuable part of which is underground."
Things which never could have made a man happy develop a power to make him strong.-PHILLIPS BROOKS.
Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.-PLATO.
This then is a proof of a well-trained mind, to delight in what is good, and to be annoyed at the opposite.
-CICERO. “This would be a funny-looking old world if all the remedies for saving it were used.” “Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with grips of steel."
-SHAKESPEARE. Those who are resolved to excel must go to their work, willing or unwilling, morning, noon, and night.
- JOSHUA REYNOLDS. Those who have real merit are the last ones to see it in themselves, and the first to see it in others.
- JOSH BILLINGS. “Those who wait for someone to tell them what to do are done.”