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Ability
Engrave this Quote To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
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-Charles Caleb Colton
Adversity
Engrave this Quote There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
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Engrave this Quote Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
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Advice
Engrave this Quote We ask advice but we mean approbation.
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Engrave this Quote It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do.
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Age
Engrave this Quote The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.
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Ambition
Engrave this Quote Ambition makes the same mistake concerning power that avarice makes concerning wealth. She begins by accumulating power as a means to happiness, and she finishes by continuing to accumulate it as an end.
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Angels
Engrave this Quote Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking.
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Anger
Engrave this Quote The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
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Argument & Debate
Engrave this Quote It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not.
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Engrave this Quote Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
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Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.
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Engrave this Quote The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.
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Engrave this Quote Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say.
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Engrave this Quote Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
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Engrave this Quote Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
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Belief
Engrave this Quote He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.
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Bravery
Engrave this Quote Physical courage, which engages all danger, will make a person brave in one way; and moral courage, which defies all opinion, will make a person brave in another.
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Business
Engrave this Quote Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer.
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Charity
Engrave this Quote Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.
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Engrave this Quote Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
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City Life, Cities
Engrave this Quote If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
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Conflict
Engrave this Quote Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
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Conversation
Engrave this Quote Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it indicates the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused.
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Engrave this Quote Reply to wit with gravity, and to gravity with wit.
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