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“When Pride leads the van,

Beggary brings up the rear.” Because you flourish in worldly affairs, Don't be haughty and put on airs,

With insolent pride of station ! Don't be proud and turn up your nose At poorer people in plainer clo’es, But learn for the sake of your soul's repose That wealth's a bubble that comes and goes, And that all proud flesh, wherever it grows,

Is subject to irritation. J. G. SAXE. Pride (of all others the most dangerous fault) Proceeds from want of sense or want of thought.

RoscoMMON. Pride is as loud a beggar as Want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece ; but it is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.

FRANKLIN. PROCRASTINATION. Procrastination is the thief of time.

YOUNG. Delay leads impotent and snail-paced beggary.


Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer.

YOUNG. Omission to do what is necessary seals a commission to a blank of danger.


By the street of “ By and By,"
We arrive at the house of “Never.”

Old Proverb.
That we would do,
We should do when we would, for this world

SHAKESPEARE. Unhappy he who does his work adjourn, And to to-morrow would the search delay. His lazy morrow will be like to-day.

DryDEN. Yesterday was once to-morrow. Persius. It will not always be summer. HESIOD. Whatever things injure your Eye, you are anxious to remove; but things which affect your Mind you defer.

HORACE. Never defer that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.

BLUDGELL. “ One to-day is worth two to-morrows."


Oh! thou who mournest on thy way,

With longings for the close of day,
He walks with thee, that angel kind,

And gently whispers, “ Be resigned :
Bear up, bear on, the end shall tell
The dear Lord ordereth all things well!”

J. G. WHITTIER. We must learn to suffer what we cannot evade.


Things without remedy, Should be without regard ? what's done is done.


REVENGE. A feeling of revenge is not worth much, that you should care to keep it. George Eliot.

The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel. LORD KAMEs.

Hath any wronged thee? be bravely revenged ; sleight it and the work's begun; forgive it, 'tis finisht: he is below himself that is not above an injury.

QUARLES. A man that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.



Insist on yourself, never imitate.

R. W. EMERSON. He who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires and fears, is more than a king.

Milton. How many homes are embittered by fretfulness or jealousy, how many illnesses aggravated by peevishness or discontent, for want of knowing how to commence the difficult task of selfcontrol.

Household Words. SELFISHNESS. Self-love, my liegè, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.

SHAKESPEARE. Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself.

H. W. BEECHER. Selfishness: a vice utterly at variance with the happiness of him who harbors it, and as such, condemned by self-love.

SIR J. MACKINTOSH. Have a care how you keep company with those that, when they find themselves upon a pinch, will leave their friends in the lurch.



There never did and never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in a character which was a stranger to the exercise of resolute self-denial. .

Scott. Self-denial is a kind of holy association with God; and by making you his partner, interests you in all his happiness.

Boyle. The more a man denies himself, the more he shall obtain from God.

HORACE. A good man not only forbears those gratifications which are forbidden by reason and relig. ion, but even restrains himself in unforbidden instances.

ATTERBURY. SERVING GOD. The Lord our God will we serve and his voice will we obey.

And ye shall succor men;

'Tis nobleness to serve ;
Help them who cannot help again :
Beware from right to swerve.

They also serve who only stand and wait.


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