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No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Appearances are often deceiving.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.


A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy.
Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Please all, and you will please none.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
Adventure is worthwhile.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Slow but steady wins the race.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Plodding wins the race.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
Example is the best precept.
The gods help them that help themselves.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
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