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Quote Left The loss of a friend is like that of a limb time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. Quote Right
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Quote Left If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. Quote Right
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Quote Left No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are throughout persuaded of each other's worth. Quote Right
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Quote Left Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind but to wise men, whereby to conceal it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Would you who judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure, take this rule; whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short; whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that is sin to you; however innocent it may be in itself. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion. Quote Right
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Quote Left A good inclination is but the first rude draught of virtue, but the finishing strokes are from the will, which, if well disposed, will by degrees perfect it, as if all disposed will quickly deface it. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condenced, the deeper they burn. Quote Right
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Quote Left Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal. Quote Right
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Quote Left If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. Quote Right
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Quote Left Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things. Quote Right
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Quote Left No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth Quote Right
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Quote Left If you would be pungent, be brief for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. Quote Right
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Quote Left Were there but one virtuous man in the world, he would hold up his head with confidence and honor; he would shame the world, and not the world him. Quote Right
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Quote Left To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing. But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible. Quote Right
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Quote Left Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus. Quote Right
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Quote Left The Scripture vouches Solomon for the wisest of men; and his proverbs prove him so, The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame each of them by a single sentence, consisting of two or three words. Quote Right
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Quote Left If there be any truer message of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. Quote Right
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Quote Left How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems. Quote Right
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Quote Left Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live Not where I love, but where I am, I die. Quote Right
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Quote Left How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems. Quote Right
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