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Keep to the Right

As a boy I used to look curiously at the notices projecting from the wayside lamp-posts—"Please keep to the right," and for a time was puzzled as to who or what they referred to "Please keep to the right" I would read over and over again, and would think what…
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Preface

The year's at the Spring, And day's at the morn; Morning's at seren; The hillside's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn; God's in his heaven— All's right with the world. —Robert Browning The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that…
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A Sleep and a Forgetting

There are times when men and women partly awake, and realize that they are sleeping. Some sleep more soundly than others, and seldom, if ever, "move in their night of sleep," but dream on in the darkness, and their dreaming is painful and the dream unreal, but the sleeper knows…
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Great Thoughts

God’s gift was that man should conceive of truthAnd yearn to gain it, catching at mistakeAs midway help till he reach fact indeed. —Robert Browning The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future; and that his thoughts…
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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…
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Sympathy

When thy gazeTurns it on thine own soul, be most severe:But when it falls upon a fellow-manLet kindliness control it; and refrainFrom that belittling censure that springs forthFrom common lips like weeds from marshy soil.—Ella Wheeler Wilcox I do not ask the wounded person how he feels,I myself become the…
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Food For Thought

Now in the name of all the gods at once, upon what meat doth this, our Caesar, feed that he is grown so great? —Shakespeare We are often told of late that "thoughts are things." This is only a partial statement. Thoughts are living entities. We may even bring them into…
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Self-Knowledge

He hath often offended and injured me. Let me consider (1) whether any offence was really intended, whether I do not impute that to ill-nature which was only owing to ill-manners, or that to design, which proceeded only from ignorance. Do I not take offence before it is given? If…
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Discipline

There is nothing so important in the raising of a child as discipline. A child must be taught obedience, or it will bring reproach upon its parents, and sorrow to itself. Better be a little severe in the beginning, if need be, and bring the child into a state of…
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