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True Happiness

How happy is he born and taughtThat serveth not another's will;Whose armor is his honest thought,And simple truth his highest skill; Whose passions not his masters are;Whose soul is still prepared for death,Not tied unto the world with careOf prince's ear, or vulgar breath; Who hath his life from rumors…
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Moral Strength

Strength is always admirable; moral weakness begets pity and contempt. The man who carries the invaluable reserved strength of mental and moral force with him wins and commands success; what he touches he renews with his own personality; what he attempts he accomplishes. Strength of purpose is not purchased easily;…
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The Will

The Willl is like a lever that lifts in any direction desired. Yet it may also be the power that decides the direction. It is the factor in human experience which makes or mars character, and fulfils or defeats every promise of nature. If unguided, except by the caprice of…
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