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" Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. "
" Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. "
" A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient. "
" A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune. "
" A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius. "
" Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score. "
" Anger is a short madness. "
" A picture is a poem without words. "
" A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong. "
" A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them. "
" Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them. "
" A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably. "
" A word once uttered can never be recalled. "
" Begin, be bold and venture to be wise. "
" Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth. "
" Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing. "
" Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it. "
" Don't think, just do. "
" Every old poem is sacred. "
" Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death. "
" Fidelity is the sister of justice. "
" Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much. "
" Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing. "
" Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance. "
" He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful. "
" He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world. "
" He has the deed half done who has made a beginning. "
" He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass. "
" He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long. "
" He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. "
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