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    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late

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    Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

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    To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

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    A little neglect may breed great mischief.

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    Industry need not wish.

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    If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.

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    An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.

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    God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.

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    Applause waits on success.

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    Time is money.

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    The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.

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    I believe there is one Supreme most perfect being.

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    A mob's a monster; heads enough but no brains.

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    It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.

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    Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

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    Honesty is the best policy.

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    Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.

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    It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

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    Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.

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    Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.

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    The doors of wisdom are never shut.

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    If you would know the value of money try to borrow some.

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    Well, Doctor, what have we gota Republic or a Monarchy?A Republic, if you can keep it.

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    Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

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    We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.

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    Drive thy business or it will drive thee.

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    Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man happy wealthy and wise.

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    Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

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    new! Time is the stuff life is made of.

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    Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

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    Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.

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    He that rises late must trot all day.

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    A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.

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    Tomorrow every fault is to be amended; but tomorrow never comes.

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    We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

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    Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life.

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    They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent.

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    Our necessities never equal our wants.

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    What vast additions to the conveniences and comforts of living might mankind have acquired, if the money spent in wars had been employed in works of public utility; what an extension of agriculture even to the tops of our mountains; what rivers rendered navigable, or joined by canals; what bridges, aqueducts, new roads, and other public works, edifices, and improvements might not have been obtained by spending those millions in doing good, which in the last war have been spent in doing mischief.

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    He does not posses wealth that allows it to possess him.

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    Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.

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    God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.

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    Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.

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    So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's own business; but to these we must add frugality if we would make our industry more certainly successful. A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and die not worth a grout at last.

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    If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time.

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    Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.

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    While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

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    The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.

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    We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.

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    If we do not hang together, we will all hang separately.

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