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    I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.

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My experience has taught me, and it has become a principle with me, that it is never any benefit to read more

My experience has taught me, and it has become a principle with me, that it is never any benefit to give out and out, to man or woman, money, food, clothing, or anything else, if they are able-bodied and can work and earn what they need, when there is anything on earth for them to do. This is my principle and I try to act upon it. To pursue a contrary course would ruin any community in the world and make them idlers.

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Bear one another's burdens.

Bear one another's burdens.

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Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the read more

Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.

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Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.

Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.

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Perhaps the most valuable result of al education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to read more

Perhaps the most valuable result of al education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.

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Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.

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To me the charm of an encyclopedia is that it knows and I needn't.

To me the charm of an encyclopedia is that it knows and I needn't.

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Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the read more

Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.

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We have not yet reached the goal but.. we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of read more

We have not yet reached the goal but.. we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation.

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