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Bad men excuse their faults, good men will leave them.
-JOHNSON. “Base envy withers at another's joy, and hates that excellence it cannot reach.” Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.
-SIR T. BROWNE. "Be in peace with many, nevertheless, have but one counsellor of a thousand.”
Be it how it will, do right now.-EMERSON.
-Bible. Be not simply good-be good for something.
-THOREAU. Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil.--Bible. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.
-FRANKLIN. Be watchful of thy body if thou wouldst rightly exercise thy mind.- DESCARTES.
Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.–Bible. Beauty is truth, truth beauty." Beauty seen is partly in him who sees it.—BOVEE.
Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil is understanding.--Bible. “Being ahead of time may spoil a minute; being behind time may waste a day.” “Better shed light than cast a shadow. Better be a lens than a shutter."
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact than the richest without meaning.-RUSKIN.
Better to hunt in fields for health unbought,
-LYDIA MARIA CHILDS. Books are lifelong friends whom we come to love and know as we do our children.--S. L. BOARDMAN.
Books are light-houses erected in the great sea of time. --WHIPPLE.
Books are the best things, well used; abused, among the worst.–EMERSON.
Books, schools, education, are the scaffolding by means of which God builds up a human soul.—HUMBOLDT.
Burdens become lighter when cheerfully borne.—OVID.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.-Bible.
By the street of “By-and-by” one arrives at the house of “Never.”—CERVANTES.
“Castles in the air are all right until we try to move into them.”
Censure is the tax a man payeth to the public for being eminent.-SWIFT.
Chance generally favors the prudent.-- JOUBERT.
Character, good or bad, has a tendency to perpetuate itself.- DR. A. A. HODGE.
Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.-BARTOL.
Character is money; and according as the man earns or spends the money, money in turn becomes character.
-LORD LYTTON. Character is success, and there is no other." Cheerful looks make every dish a feast.-MESSINGER.
. Childhood shows the man as morning shows the day.
-MILTON. Children are living jewels dropped unstained from heaven.-POLLOCK. Children have more need of models than of critics.
-JOUBERT. Children that laugh at other's clothes generally dress outlandishly when they grow up.—UNCLE HENRY.
Christ awakened the world's thought, and it has never slept since.-HOWARD.
Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves; modern society acknowledges no neighbor.
-DISRAELI. Civility costs nothing, and buys everything.
-LADY MONTAGUE. Cleanse the fountain if you would purify the stream.
--A. BRONSON ALCOTT. “Cleverness is the swaddling clothes of genius.” “Close thine ear against those that open their mouth against others.”
Common-sense bows to the inevitable and makes use of it.-WENDELL PHILLIPS.
Conduct is three-fourths of life.-ARNOLD.
Confidence is half th' victory, an' now an' then it's more'n half th’ defeat.— JOSH WISE. “Confine your tongue, or else it will confine you."
Could we forbear dispute, and practice love,
Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends good-bye.-OUIDA.
Count that day lost whose low descending sun
-STANIFORD. “Counting chickens before they are hatched is all right if you can sell them on that count.” Courage, man, the hurt cannot be much.
-SHAKESPEARE. Cultivate forbearance till your heart yields a fine crop of it. Pray for a short memory as to all unkindness.
-POPE. Custom is most perfect when it beginneth with young years; this we call education.-BACON.
Dare to do all that may become a man: Who dares do more is none.-SHAKESPEARE. “Decision of character outstrips even talent and genius in the race for success in life.”
Depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck; there is always talent in it.--Miss AUSTIN.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is a thing to be achieved.-W. J. BRYAN.
“Destiny is not about thee, but within
Thyself must make thyself.” Did it ever occur to you, when you spoke harshly to an inferior, that the wheel of fortune could reverse your positions ?-ANNA C. REIFSNIDER.
Difference of opinion was never, with me, a motive of separation from a friend.—JEFFERSON. “Digression is as dangerous as stagnation, in the career of a young man in business."
Diligence is the mother of good luck.-FRANKLIN. “Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good.”
Do justice to your brother (you can do that whether you love him or not), and you will come to love him.
-RUSKIN. Do not hang a dismal picture on your wall, and do not deal with sables and glooms in your conversations.
-EMERSON. “Do not neglect to keep your shoes polished. You can always shine at one end if you cannot at the other."
Do not serve money, but use money as a lever to help you serve something greater than yourself.-Success.
Do the truth you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.-GEORGE MACDONALD.
Do today thy nearest duty.-GOETHE.