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It takes two flints to make a fire.
 

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
[Commitment]
 

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!
[College]
 

Love is a great beautifier.
[Love]
 

Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy.
[Happiness]
 

Madam de Stael pronounced architecture to be frozen music; so is statuary crystallized spirituality.
[Sculpture]
 

Many can argue; not many converse.
[Argument]
 

Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes.
 

One's outlook is a part of his virtue.
[Virtue]
 

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.
 

People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world.
 

Resolved to take fate by the throat and shake a living out of her.
 

Rivalry adds so much to the charms of one's conquests.
 

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
 

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
 

She was one of those happily created beings who please without effort, make friends everywhere, and take life so gracefully and easily that less fortunate souls are tempted to believe that such are born under a lucky star.
[Positive]
 

Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
[Friendship]
 

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
 

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
 

When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don't take the advice til they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do; then they act upon it, and if it succeeds, they give he weaker vessel half the credit of it; if it fails, they generously give her the whole.
[Advice]
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