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Great powers and natural gifts do not bring privileges to their possessor so much as they bring duties.

H. W. BEECHER. There is not a moment without some duty.

CICERO. What it is our duty to do we must do because it is right, not because any one can demand it of us.

WHEWELL. “With all thy heart love God above,

And, as thyself, thy neighbor love." “Every noble life is a life of duty, and that duty is synonymous with labor.”

Be sure that God Ne’er dooms to waste the strength he deigns

impart. . ROBERT BROWNING. He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find a flaw, when he may have forgotten its cause.

H. W. BEECHER. “Every hour that fleets so slowly,

Has its task to do or bear;
Luminous the crown and holy,
If thou set each gem with care."


Resolved, never to do anything, which, if I should see in another, I should count a just occasion to despise him for, or to think any way more meanly of him. JONATHAN EDWARDS.

God gives all his creatures some duty each day, And mine is, perhaps, just to trust and obey.


God never imposes a duty without giving the time to do it.


“ Little duties are golden pins to fasten the mantle of God's love securely about us.”

Build to-day, then, strong and sure,

With a firm and ample base,
And ascending and secure
Shall to-morrow find its place.


There is nothing in the universe that I fear but that I shall not know all my duty or shall fail to do it.

Mary LYON.

“Your duty for to-day does not lie in a foreign land.”


“He who buys what he does not need will often need what he cannot buy."

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap

FRANKLIN. Run never in debt, but pay as you go ; A man free from debt feels a heaven below; It needs a great effort the spirit to brace 'Gainst the terror that dwells in a creditor's face.

B. P. SHILLABER. Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

B. FRANKLIN. Economy is the parent of integrity, of liberty, and of ease.

Learning by study must be won;
'Twas ne'er entailed from son to son.

GAY. Those who trust us educate us.

GEORGE ELIOT. Without education men are like bears and wolves.

LUTHER. Education begins the gentleman; but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.



Every man who rises above the common level receives two educations: the first from his instructors; the second, the most personal and important, from himself.

GIBBON. “A good education consists in a combination of good habits."

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned, and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

T. H. HUXLEY. The true aim of the highest education is to give character, rather than knowledge, to train men to be, rather than to know.

MARK HOPKINS. The first thing in education is to encourage a habit of observation and inquiry. When your child asks, “What is the use of this?” “Why is that?” don't call it troublesome. The best education is that which is the answer to our own inquiries.



It's poor foolishness to run down your enemies.

GEORGE ELIOT. 'Tis death to me to be at enmity; I hate it, and desire all good men's love. SHAKESPEARE.


I know not where those islands lift

Their fronded palms in air,
I only know they cannot drift
Beyond God's love and care.

J. G. Whittier.
Faith is the subtle chain
That binds us to the Infinite : the voice
Of a deep life within.

There is a day of sunny rest

For every dark and troubled night,
And grief may bide an evening guest,

But joy shall come with early light.
The light of smiles shall fill again

The lids that overflow with tears,
And weary hours of woe and pain
Are promises of happier years.


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