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Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
[Brevity]
 

By doubting we come at truth.
 

Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?
 

Certain signs precede certain events.
 

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
[Self Confidence]
 

Courage is the virtue which champions the cause of right.
[Courage]
 

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
 

Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable.
 

Empire and liberty.
 

Endless money forms the sinews of war.
 

Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so.
 

Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
 

Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
 

Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
 

For a tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others.
 

For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends.
 

For it is commonly said: accomplished labours are pleasant.
[Work]
 

For no phase of life, whether public or private, whether in business or in the home, whether one is working on what concerns oneself alone or dealing with another, can be without its moral duty; on the discharge of such duties depends all that is morally right, and on their neglect all that is morally wrong in life.
 

Force overcome by force.
 

Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.
 


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