A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

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Besides anarchy, the worst thing in this world is government.

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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

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Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit 1887

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Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.

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Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.

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Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.

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Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else.

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I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.

Henry Ward Beecher #Other

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