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Ability
Engrave this Quote The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.
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Abstinence
Engrave this Quote The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
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Age
Engrave this Quote There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others.
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Alcohol/Alcoholism
Engrave this Quote The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.
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Atheism
Engrave this Quote We shall say without hesitation that the atheist who is moved by love is moved by the Spirit of God; an atheist who lives by love is saved by his faith in the God whose existence (under that name) he denies.
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Conversation
Engrave this Quote The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.
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Humanity
Engrave this Quote When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over.
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Life
Engrave this Quote Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
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Opportunity
Engrave this Quote God has given us these opportunities for tranquility.
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-Sir William Temple, family motto; inscribed above the door of his home Moor Park
Parenting
Engrave this Quote The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
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Pessimism
Engrave this Quote Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves.
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Poetry
Engrave this Quote No one ever was a great poet, that applied himself much to anything else.
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Prayer
Engrave this Quote When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't.
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Reading
Engrave this Quote Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
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Engrave this Quote Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new.
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