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By nature all men are alike, but by education very different.Rate it:
A foolish husband fears his wife; a prudent wife obeys her husband.Rate it:
A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child.*Rate it:
A vacant mind is open to all suggestions, as the hollow mountain returns all sounds.Rate it:
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.Rate it:
Do not anxiously expect what is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.Rate it:
Do not consider any vice as trivial, and therefore practise it; do not consider any virtue as unimportant, and therefore neglect it.Rate it:
Good fortune is a benefit to the wise, but a curse to the foolish.Rate it:
He who toils with pain will eat with pleasure.Rate it:
In learning, age and youth go for nothing; the best informed take the precedence.Rate it:
It is not easy to stop the fire when the water is at a distance; friends at hand are better than relations afar off.Rate it:
Let every man sweep the snow from before his own doors, and not busy himself about the frost on his neighbour?s tiles.Rate it:
Modesty is attended with profit, arrogance brings on destruction.Rate it:
The best soldiers are not warlike.Rate it:
The best thing is to be respected, the next, is to be loved; it is bad to be hated, but still worse to be despised.Rate it:
The doctrine that enters only into the ear is like the repast one takes in a dream.Rate it:
The fame of good men?s actions seldom goes beyond their own doors, but their evil deeds are carried a thousand miles? distance.Rate it:
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.Rate it:
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.Rate it:
The man of first rate excellence is virtuous in spite of instruction; he of the middle class is so after instruction; the lowest order of men are vicious in spite of instruction.Rate it:
The man of worth is really great without being proud; the mean man is proud without being really great.Rate it:
Those who cause dissensions in order to injure other people are preparing pitfalls for their own ruin.Rate it:
Unsullied poverty is always happy, while impure wealth brings with it many sorrows.Rate it:
When the man of a naturally good propensity has much wealth it injures his advancement in wisdom; when a worthless man has much wealth it increases his faults.Rate it:
Worldly fame and pleasure are destructive to the virtue of the mind; anxious thoughts and apprehensions are injurious to the health of the body.Rate it:

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