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" The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege. "
" Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. "
" Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying? "
" Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written. "
" The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice. "
" Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order. "
" We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. "
" Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. "
" Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. "
" It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss - a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world. "
" Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book. "
" A man's action is only a picture book of his creed. "
" There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance. "
" Choose an author as you choose a friend. "
" Every happiness is a hostage to fortune. "
" A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection. "
" The sense of danger is never, perhaps, so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome. "
" Experience is the extract of suffering. "