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Gems of Wisdom



   Virtue is fairer far than beauty.

                                   English Proverb
   
   

    
   Work while it is day.

                           John
    



   Wonders are many, and nothing is more wonderful than man. 

                                                      Sophocles



   Every man is the master of his own fortune.

                                            R. Steels




   Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the 
      creatures of men. 

                                                        Disraeli
                




   I am the captain of my soul.

                          W. E. Henley




   The eye that sees all things else sees not itself.


                                               English Proverb



   
   Quietude is the crown of life.

                                  English Proverb




   When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.

                                                          Browning




   The best minister is the human heart; the best teacher is time; 
      the best book is the world; the best friend is God.

                                               Yiddish Folk Saying




   Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is 
      what dies inside us while we live. 

                                                Norman Cousins




   Ideals are like the stars - we never reach them, but like 
      mariners, we chart our course by them. 

                                                   C. Schurz


   

   Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. 

                                   Herrick
  



  Kind hearts are the gardens; kind thoughts are the 
   roots; kind words are the flowers; kind deeds are
   the fruits.

                                     English Proverb




   A tree is known by its fruit.

                               Jesus




   Kindness always begets kindness.

                                 Sophocles



   
   Diseases of the soul are more dangerous than those of the body. 

                                                               Cicero




   No one in the world can challenge the benignant man.

                                                   Mencius(Meng Zhi)




   Where your will is ready, your feet are light.

                                              Herbert




   A great ship asks deep waters.

                                 Fuller




   The secret of success is constancy of purpose.

                                          English Proverb




   The wealth of the mind is the only true wealth.

                                                 Hesiod




   Patience is virtue.

                       Langland




   There is, however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a 
      virtue. 

                                                     Edmund Burke




   The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and the 
      determination to attain it. 

                                                         Goethe




   Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.

                                                Chinese Proverb




   He that can have patience, can have what he will.

                                               B. Franklin




   Where there is a will there is a way.

                                        Scott




   Rome was not built in a day.

                               Taverner




   A rolling stone gathers no moss.

                                 Heywood




   Politeness costs nothing and gains everything.

                                 Mary Wortley Montagu




   Pure gold does not fear the furnace.

                                 Chinese Proverb



   Fire proves gold, adversity proves men.

                                     L. Seneca




   Self-trust is the first secret of success.

                                       Emerson
   



   Work has a bitter root but sweet fruit.

                                   German Proverb




   Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that 
      ever beset mankind. 

                                                  Thomas Carlyle




   A workman is known by his work.

                            English Proverb




   Only they who fulfill their duty in everyday matters will 
      fulfill them on great occasions.
    
                                                     C. Kingsley



   
   Wise men learn by other men's mistakes; fools by their own.

                                                         Chaucer




   You never know what you can do till you try.

                                             Marryat




   Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty 
      ocean and the pleasant land.
    
                                                  Julia Carney




   It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.

                                              Eddie Cantor




   Each goodly thing is hard to begin.

                                        Spencer




   There is no rule without exception.

                                      Cervantes




   One hour today is worth two tomorrow.

                                     Fuller



   The early bird catches the worm.

                                 English Proverb




   Strike while the iron is hot.

                                Camden



   Say little and do much.

                          Rabbi Shammai




   You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you 
      don't try. 

                                                    Beverly Sills




   No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to 
      fear from life.
    
                                                 Samuel Goldwyn




   He laughs best who laughs last.

                                 Scott




   The bad workman quarrels with tools.

                                  G.B.Gelli




   Man's best plans often miscarry.

                                  Burns




   By others' faults wise men correct their own.

                                       Nicolas Ling




   If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.

                                           Latin Proverb




   Make hay while the sun shines. 




   A stitch in time saves nine. 




   Better return home and make a net than long for fish by the 
      waterside.
    
                                                 Chinese Proverb



   Haste makes waste. 



   Good and quickly seldom meet.
    
                         George Herbert




   A watched pot never boils. 
   


  Love begets love.

                   Hark



   Love makes the world go round.

                              Dickens




   Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.

                                              Shakespeare




   A man has choice to begin love, but not to end it.

                                                      Bon



   East or west, home is best.

                              Bon




   A mother's love never changes.

                           English Proverb




   Faults are thick where love is thin.

                                      Howell




   Without respect, love cannot go far.

                                   A. Dumas



   As the old cock crows, the young cock learns.

                                            Scott



   Marry in haste, and repent at leisure.



   Love can turn the cottage into a golden palace.

                                        German Proverb




   When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.

                                           Talmud Kidskin




   In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children 
      but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will 
      make them successful human beings.

                                                      Ann Landaus



   Where love fails, we espy all faults.




   Home is home, though it be never so homely.




   Good children make glad parents.

                             English Proverb




   Before you marry, be sure of a house to tarry.

                                            Torriano



  The first wealth is health.

                          Emerson




   Nothing is really beautiful but truth.

                              N. Boileau



   Quality is better than quantity.

                            English Proverb




   Observation is the best teacher.

                          English Proverb




   Experience keeps a dear school.

                                 Franklin




   No man ever yet became great by imitation.

                                   Samuel Johnson




   A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great.

                                           Sir Joshua Reynolds




  Reason is the guide and light of life.

                                English Proverb




   The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is 
      prejudice, and her constant companion is humility.

                                                        Colton




   Knowledge is power.

                 F. Bacon




   Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we 
      know where we can find information upon it.

                                                  Samuel Johnson




   The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

                                            Addison




   Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.

                                  German Proverb




   To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

                                                     E. Burke




   Learning without thought means labour lost, thought without 
      learning is perilous. 

                                            Confucius(Kong Zhi)




   The years teach much which the days never know.

                                                   Emerson




   The more a man learns, the more he sees his ignorance.

                                                   Chinese Proverb




   The three foundations of learning: seeing much, suffering much, 
      and studying much. 

                                                        Catherall




   It is the peculiarity of knowledge that those who really thirst 
      for it always get it.

                                                    R. Jefferies




   Manners make the man.

                 William of Wykeham




   Education has for its object, the formation of character.

                                                 Herbert Spencer




   Study to be what you wish to seem.

                                  English Proverb




   He who is afraid of asking is shamed of learning.

                                          Danish Proverb



   Fools learn nothing from wise men, but wise men learn much from 
      fools.
                                                         Lavater




   Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent 
      perspiration. 
                                                       Edison



   We learn not at school, but in life.

                                      Latin Proverb




   Knowledge makes humble; ignorance makes proud.

                                          English Proverb




   Knowledge is the antidote to fear.

                                 English Proverb
     



  A life without a friend is a life without sun.

                                             French Proverb




   A man who has friends must show himself friendly.

                                              English Proverb




   A true friend is one soul in two bodies.

                                            Aristotle



   A friend is a second self.

                          Latin Proverb




   If you confer a benefit, never remember it;
      if you receive one, remember it always.

                                   English Proverb




   Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends.

                                     English Proverb




   A friend in need is a friend indeed.




   He who loves others is constantly loved by them;
   he who respects others is constantly respected by
   them.
                                       Mencju (Meng Zhi)




   Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others
   without getting a few drops on yourself.

                                                Emerson




   To a wise man one word is enough.

                             William Dunbar




   Good words cost nothing, but are worth much.

                                        T. Fuller



   Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want
   it the most always like it the least.

                                    Philip Chesterfield




   Teaching others teaches yourself.

                                  English Proverb



   
   Birds of a feather flock together.

                                     Cicero




   None are so deaf as those who will not hear.
   
                                               Heywood




   Tell me thy company and I will tell thee what thou art.

                                                    Cervantes




   He who knows others is learned, and he who knows himself is 
      wise. 
                                                 Laotze (Lao Zhi)




   He gives twice who gives quickly.

                                   Johnson




   Slow help is no help.

                     R. C. Trench




   Be slow in choosing a friend; slower in changing. 

                                             B. Franklin




   He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.

                                                 Herbert




   He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.

                                                  Fuller




   Health is better that wealth.




   Happiness lies, first of all, in health.

                                    G.W.Curtis




   Cleanliness is next to godliness.

                                    Bacon




   An efficacious medicine tastes bitter.

                                   Chinese Proverb




   A light heart lives long.

                         Shakespeare




   Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles.

                                         Servants



   All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

                                           Howell



   Habit is a cable, we weave a thread of it
   everyday, and at last we cannot break it.

                                           Horace



   Prevention is better than cure.

                                  Dickens




   After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile.

                                              English Proverb




   Sickness is felt, but health not at all.

                                          Fuller



   Diet cures more than the doctor.

                             English Proverb




   Gluttony kills more than the sword.

                                 Francesco Patriss




   He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well.

                                                      Fuller




   He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.

                                                   Arabian Proverb




   People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner 
      or later to find time for illness. 
                                                    J. Wanamaker



   Better wear out shoes than sheets.

                                 English Proverb




   The important thing is never to stop questioning.

                                           Albert Einstein




   Those who cannot remember the past are condemned
   to repeat it.
                                             George Santayana




   The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.

                                                    Chinese proverb



   The best index to a person's character is how he treats people 
      who cannot do him much good, and how he treats people who 
      cannot fight back.
                                               Abigail Van Buren




   One who desires the attention of others has not yet found 
      himself. 
                                                Rav Shlomo Wolbe




   Surrounding yourself with dwarfs does not make you a giant.

                                               Yiddish Folk Saying




   If you want the present to be different from the past, study 
      the past. 
                                                    Baruch Spinoza



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