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Engrave this Quote There was never a nation great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help.
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-Charles Dudley Warner
Engrave this Quote Politics makes strange bed-fellows.
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-Charles Dudley Warner
Conformity & Nonconformity
Engrave this Quote We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be wholly ruined without it.
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-Charles Dudley Warner
Conversation
Engrave this Quote Lettuce is like conversation: it must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
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-Charles Dudley Warner
Dogs
Engrave this Quote If there was any petting to be done...he chose to do it. Often he would sit looking at me, and then, moved by a delicate affection, come and pull at my coat and sleeve until he could touch my face with his nose, and then go away contented.
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Farming
Engrave this Quote To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe,
to plant seeds and watch their renewal of life -
this is the commonest delight of the race,
the most satisfactory thing a man can do.
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Food
Engrave this Quote Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
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-Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1871
Friends
Engrave this Quote The wise man does not permit himself to set up even in his own mind any comparisons of his friends. His friendship is capable of going to extremes with many people, evoked as it is by many qualities.
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Gardens
Engrave this Quote The love of dirt is among the earliest of passions, as it is the latest. Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure. Fondness for theground comes back to a man after he has run the round of pleasure and business, eaten dirt, and sown wild oats, drifted about the world, and taken the wind of all its moods. The love of digging in the ground (or of looking on while he pays another to dig is as sure to come back to him, as he is sure, at last, to go under the ground, and stay there.
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-Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1870
Generations
Engrave this Quote It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.
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-Charles Dudley Warner
Generosity
Engrave this Quote No one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
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Engrave this Quote I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.
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-Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden
Gifts
Engrave this Quote The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
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Nation, Nationality, Nationalism
Engrave this Quote There was never a nation that became great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help.
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Potential
Engrave this Quote Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do; but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.
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-Charles Dudley Warner
Regret & Remorse
Engrave this Quote Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
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-Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden
Simplicity
Engrave this Quote Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
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Taxation
Engrave this Quote The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.
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-Charles Dudley Warner

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