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Ability
Engrave this Quote Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.
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Advice
Engrave this Quote Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the givers bosom.
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Alcohol/Alcoholism
Engrave this Quote I can't say whether we had more wit among us now than usual, but I am certain we had more laughing, which answered the end as well.
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Ambition
Engrave this Quote The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.
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Appearance
Engrave this Quote If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.
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Argument & Debate
Engrave this Quote There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.
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Aristocracy
Engrave this Quote I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.
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Business
Engrave this Quote Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
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Engrave this Quote Unequal combinations are always disadvantageous to the weaker side.
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Character
Engrave this Quote You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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Children
Engrave this Quote Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
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Communication
Engrave this Quote Every absurdity has a champion to defend it; for error is always talkative.
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Competition
Engrave this Quote Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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Consumerism
Engrave this Quote Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes.
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Crime
Engrave this Quote Crime generally punishes itself.
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Criticism
Engrave this Quote Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.
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Debt / Borrow / Loan
Engrave this Quote When a person has no need to borrow they find multitudes willing to lend.
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Desires
Engrave this Quote People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.
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Doctors
Engrave this Quote The doctor found, when she was dead, her last disorder mortal.
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Drugs
Engrave this Quote Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, that found me poor at first, and keep me so.
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Duty
Engrave this Quote But in his duty prompt at every call, he watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all.
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Enthusiasm
Engrave this Quote I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing.
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Example
Engrave this Quote People seldom improve when they have no other model, but themselves to copy after.
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Excellence
Engrave this Quote To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.
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Fashion
Engrave this Quote A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
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