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“Content, if here th' unlearn'd their wants may view;

The learn'd reflect on what before they knew."

Si quid novisti rectius istis Candidus imperti ; si non, his utere mecum,

says Horace: "If you know anything better than these maxims of mine, kindly tell it me; but if not, make use of the precepts I have laid down, and together with me, at once reduce them to practice.”

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ACTIVITY
ADVERSITY
ADVICE
AFFLICTIONS
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2 ENEMIES
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EXAMPLE
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FAITH
12 FLATTERY

FLOWERS

FRIENDS.
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FRIENDSHIP
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GIVING
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GOD.
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GOOD MANNERS
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GOOD WORKS

GOSPEL
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GRACE
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GRATITUDE

GRAVE
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GRIEF
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HAPPINESS
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HEALTH .
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HOLINESS

HOLY SPIRIT
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HOME
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HONESTY'
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HOPE
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HUMILITY
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HYPOCRISY
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62 IGNORANCE
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GREEK AND ROMAN POETS AND PHILOSOPHERS
SOME OF THE BOOKS SEARCHED FOR QUOTATIONS

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Ipologia.

GOOD THOUGHTS are true wealth. They are fountains of living water. They are gems that always shine. They are impenetrable shields to protect the character. They are goodly apparel for the mind; they are right noble companions. They are fair angels of light. They are flowers of rich beauty and sweet fragrance. They are seeds of noble actions and noble institutions. They are moulds in which exalted characters are formed. They make good and great men. They are a nation's mightiest bulwarks. A good thought is a grand legacy to bequeath to the world.-Alpha Beta.

Writers of extensive comprehension have incidental remarks upon topics very remote from the principal subject, which are often more valuable than formal treatises, and which yet are not known because they are not promised in the title. He that collects those under proper heads is very laudably employed; for though he exerts no great ability in the work, he facilitates the progress of others, and by making that easy of attainment which is already written, may give some mind, more vigorous or more adventurous than his own, leisure for new thoughts and original designs.-Johnson.

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Activity. NATURE has made occupation a necessity; society makes it a duty; habit makes it a pleasure.

Be doing. He who waits to do a great deal at once will never do anything.

Vires acquirit eundo, says Virgil. It gains new strength and vigour as it goes. Cato learnt Greek at eighty; Plutarch, almost as old, Latin.

Solon the Sage, his progress never ceased,

But still his learning with his days increased. Ohne Hast, aber ohne Rast—“ Without haste, but without

”; or “Haste not, rest not”—the motto on Goethe's ring. Festina lente-hasten slowly-said Augustus.

Toiling-rejoicing-sorrowing,

Onward through life he goes;
Each morning sees some task begun,

Each evening sees its close;
Something attempted, something done,

Has earned a night's repose.
He has hard work who has nothing to do.

There's nothing gotten in this life

Without a world of toil and strife. Labour is become necessary to us, not only because we need it for making provisions for our life; but even to ease the labour of our rest, there being no greater tediousness of spirit in the world than want of employment and an inactive life.

I must not do
Everything at once ! as madmen do.

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To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.

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Run if you like, but try to keep your breath;

Work like a man, but don't be worked to death.
Hurry and cunning will justly hinder me : despatch and skill
will as certainly help me.
Be always busy and be always quiet.

He reckoned not the past, whilst aught remained
Great to be done, or mighty to be gained.

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