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Appreciation
Engrave this Quote The half is greater than the whole.
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-Hesiod
Consumerism
Engrave this Quote Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
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Envy / Jealousy
Engrave this Quote Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
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Excellence
Engrave this Quote Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning.
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-Hesiod, Works and Days
Engrave this Quote Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steer is the way to it.
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Experience
Engrave this Quote The fool knows after he's suffered.
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Marriage
Engrave this Quote Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.
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Neighbors
Engrave this Quote A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.
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Patience
Engrave this Quote If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.
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Things, Little Things
Engrave this Quote If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great.
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Truth
Engrave this Quote We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
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Youth
Engrave this Quote I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.
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