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Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
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Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.
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When you are finished changing, you're finished.
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So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.
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Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations get corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
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Never confuse Motion with Action.
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Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
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An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
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If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing
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If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing
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Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
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Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Funny
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The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
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Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.”
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He that can have patience can have what he will.”
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The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.”
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The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
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Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
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Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.