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Kindness affects more than severity.
[Helping Other People]
 

Little by little does the trick.
[Time]
 

Look before you leap.
 

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
 

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
 

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
 

Obscurity brings safety.
 

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
[Life]
 

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
 

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
 

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
 

Please all, and you will please none.
 

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
 

Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
[Conceit]
 

Slow but steady wins the race.
[Success]
 

The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise!
 

The gods help them that help themselves.
 

The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
 

The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.
[Injury]
 

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
 


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