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    Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer.

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In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is read more

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. - The Books in My Life.

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Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries.

Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries.

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The greatest potential for control the ends to exist at the point where action takes place.

The greatest potential for control the ends to exist at the point where action takes place.

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Trust in the Lord with all you do and you will be prosperous.

Trust in the Lord with all you do and you will be prosperous.

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Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.

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If you love something let it go, and if it comes back - that doesn't mean a damn thing; it read more

If you love something let it go, and if it comes back - that doesn't mean a damn thing; it can just leave you again later.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

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Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.

Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.

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Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
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Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
and things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art; to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

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