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Avoid witticisms at the expense of Others.

Avoid witticisms at the expense of Others.


         

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day it will make itself felt at the end of the year.

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day it will make itself felt at the end of the year.


         


To pity distress is but human to relieve it is Godlike.

To pity distress is but human to relieve it is Godlike.


         

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.


         


Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.


         

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.


         

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.


         

We put things in order - God does the rest. Lay an iron bar east and west it is not magnetized. Lay it north and south and it is.

We put things in order - God does the rest. Lay an iron bar east and west it is not magnetized. Lay it north and south and it is.


         

Character is what God and the angels know of us reputation is what men and women think of us.

Character is what God and the angels know of us reputation is what men and women think of us.


         

Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.

Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.


         

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.


         


To pity distress is but human to relieve it is Godlike.

To pity distress is but human to relieve it is Godlike.


         

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.


         

Virtue is an angel but she is a blind one and must ask of Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal.

Virtue is an angel but she is a blind one and must ask of Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal.


         

A house without books is like a room without windows.

A house without books is like a room without windows.


         

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.


         

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.


         

He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind speak of color.

He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind speak of color.


         

False conclusions which have been reasoned out are infinitely worse than blind impulse.

False conclusions which have been reasoned out are infinitely worse than blind impulse.


         

The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.