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They lose the world who buy it, with much care.

To cultivate a garden is to walk with God.

To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.

To quote copiously and well requires taste, judgment and erudition, a feeling for the beautiful, an appreciation of the noble, and a sense of the profound.

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear long the burden of great joys.

We degrade life by our follies and vices, and then complain that the unhappiness which is only their accompaniment is inherent in the constitution of things.

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.

We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.

We may learn from children how large a part of our grievances is imaginary. But the pain is just as real.

We should not so much esteem our poverty as a misfortune, were it not that the world treats it so.

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.

What a man knows should find its expression in what he does; the value of superior knowledge is chiefly in that it leads to a performing manhood.

What is taken from the fortune, also, may haply be so much lifted from the soul. The greatness of a loss, as the proverb suggests, is determinable, not so much by what we have lost, as by what we have left.

What we call conscience, is, in many instances, only a wholesome fear of the constable.

When all else is lost, the future still remains.

Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.

Words of praise, indeed, are almost as necessary to warm a child into a congenial life as acts of kindness and affection. Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers.

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