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" A boy's story is the best that is ever told. "
" I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. "
" No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else. "
" You don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation. "
" We are so very 'umble. "
" There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. "
" 'Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby. "
" Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. "
" In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice. "
" Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs. "
" A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match. "
" The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. "
" It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. "
" He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two. "
" It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations. "
" Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. "
" He would make a lovely corpse. "
" Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress. "
" Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly. "
" There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated. "
" The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself. "
" A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. "
" There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. "
" Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse. "
" Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine. "
" It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known. "
" Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions. "
" Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. "
" When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people. "
" Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image. "
" Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. "