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Precious Thoughts

Manners give the whole form and colour to our lives.—Burke

Silence, when nothing need be said, is the eloquence of discretion. —Bovee

By patience and perseverance the mulberry leaf becomes silk. —Chinese Proverb

He who is firm in will moulds the world to himself. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Speak clearly if you speak at all,
Carve every word before you let it fall.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
Make instruments to plague us.
—Shakespeare

Let every action tend to some point, and be perfect of its kind. —Marcus Aurelius

We cannot look, however imperfectly, upon a great man without gaining something by him. —Thomas Carlyle

Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back. —C. Kingsley

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows where it will end. —Emerson

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