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Opportunity
Engrave this Quote Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them.
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Past, the
Engrave this Quote To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another.
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Patience
Engrave this Quote Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength
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Philosophy
Engrave this Quote Philosophy is a bully that talks loud when the danger is at a distant; but, the moment she is pressed hard by an enemy, she is nowhere to be found and leaves the brunt of the battle to be fought by her steady, humble comrade, religion.
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Power
Engrave this Quote To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary.
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Engrave this Quote Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
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Engrave this Quote No man is wise enough, or good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
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Praise
Engrave this Quote Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
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Engrave this Quote When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.
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Prejudice
Engrave this Quote Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
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Pride
Engrave this Quote Of all the marvelous works of God, perhaps the one angels view with the most supreme astonishment, is a proud man.
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Engrave this Quote There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
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Engrave this Quote To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us.
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Progress
Engrave this Quote He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.
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Engrave this Quote Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve.
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Prudence
Engrave this Quote There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.
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Questions
Engrave this Quote Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
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Reading
Engrave this Quote Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.
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Engrave this Quote Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us -- never cease to instruct -- never cloy.
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Relationships
Engrave this Quote In all societies, it is advisable to associate if possible with the highest; not that the highest are always the best, but because, if disgusted there, we can descend at any time; but if we begin with the lowest, to ascend is impossible.
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Reputation
Engrave this Quote There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter.
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Engrave this Quote The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other.
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Results
Engrave this Quote The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.
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Sight
Engrave this Quote Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
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Silence
Engrave this Quote Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
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