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Three things too much and three too little are pernicious to man; to speak much, and know little; to spend much, and have little; to presume much, and be worth little. Cervantes Depend on no man, on no friend, but him who can depend on himself. -- He only who acts conscientiously toward himself, will act so toward others. Lavater Everyone would have something, such as we are ashamed to utter. The proud man would have honor; the covetous man, wealth and abundance; the malicious, revenge on his enemies; the epicure, pleasure and long life; the barren, children; the wanton, beauty; each would be humored in his own desire, though in opposition both to God's will and his own good. Joseph Hall Where necessity ends, desire and curiosity begin; no sooner are we supplied with everything nature can demand, than we sit down to contrive artificial appetites. Johnson He that doth what he will oft doth what he ought not. He who won't be advised, can't be helped. Rule lust, temper and tongue, and bridle the belly. He that can reply calmly to an angry man is too hard for him. Leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. Self-love, nobody else's love. For what thou canst do thyself, rely not on another. To be the hero of selfish imaginings is the subtle poison of pride. M. Tupper A man may have a just esteem of himself without being proud. It is not our changing circumstances, but our unregulated desires that rob us of peace. A. Maclaren, D. D. Whoever takes it for his law to do as he likes, will not for long like what he does. A. Maclaren, D. D. Invective and vituperation are all right in their places, but men who have nothing else to offer do not stay long in the game. Only doers and thinkers last. Elbert Hubbard The school of Christ is much harder to get a diploma from than from Princeton, Yale, or any other college. Dr. Patton Evil words cut worse than swords. A word once out flies everywhere. A word and a stone let go cannot be recalled. Words show the wit of man, but actions his meaning. Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good. Franklin Great boaster, little doer. Hot love is soon cold. The handsomest flower is not the sweetest. As is the gardener, so is the garden. He who decries wants to buy. Who knows most, says least. Who loves well, chastises well. Persuasion is better than force. Much religion, but no goodness. Much praying, but no piety. The beaten path is the safest. He is the greatest conqueror who has conquered himself. Small faults indulged let in greater. Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. Better the child cry than the old man. Better the child cry than the mother cry. Be swift to hear, and with patience give answer. Bible A little neglect may breed great mischief. In prosperity, caution - in adversity, patience. A fair skin often covers a crooked mind. More people are slain by suppers than by the sword. Father and Mother are kind, but God is kinder. Resolve slowly, act quickly; a quiet eye for the quick hand. M. Tupper Better to deny at once than to promise long. Be suspicious of the good which wicked men can praise. M. Tupper Beauty and folly are often companions. To a hasty demand, a leisure reply. Though the speaker be a fool, let the hearer be wise. Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own. One eye of the master sees more than four of the servant's. Italian proverb A man who does nothing never has time to do anything. Fond pride of dress is sure a dreadful curse; It shows an empty head and makes an empty purse. Character is simply habit long continued. Plutarch Everyone thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Ellen Parr Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. W. Clement Stone I regret often that I have spoken: never that I have been silent. Cyrus The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it, every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have. John D. Rockefeller III Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Oliver Wendell Holmes Days are scrolls: write on them only what you want remembered. Bchya Ibn Pakuda What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement. Author Unknown Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. Author Unknown More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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