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    17

    Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

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    14

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

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    8

    Time is money.

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    9

    By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

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    15

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

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    7

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

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    8

    The doors of wisdom are never shut.

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    10

    You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.

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    5

    A small leak can sink a great ship

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    7

    Honesty is the best policy.

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    10

    Three can keep a secret if two are dead.

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    8

    Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

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    7

    I believe there is one Supreme most perfect being.

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    3

    If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.

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    4

    In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

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    4

    A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.

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    9

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

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    2

    Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.

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    2

    Those that won't be counseled can't be helped.

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    7

    Applause waits on success.

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    7

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

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    3

    A little neglect may breed great mischief.

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    3

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

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    8

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

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    8

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