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Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.

    Author: George Washington

My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty. it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.

    Author: George Washington

Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.

    Author: George Washington

It is to be lamented that great characters are seldom without a blot.

    Author: George Washington

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.

    Author: George Washington

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.

    Author: George Herbert

There would be no great men if there were no little ones.

    Author: George Herbert

A slowness to applaud betrays a cold temper or an envious spirit.

    Author: Hannah More

We have employments assigned to us for every circumstance in life. When we are alone, we have our thoughts to watch; in the family, our tempers; and in company, our tongues.

    Author: Hannah More

Sensibility is neither good, nor evil in itself, but in its application. Under the influence of Christian principle it makes saints and martyrs; ill-directed, or uncontrolled, it is a snare, and the source of every temptation.

    Author: Hannah More

Consider how impossible nobility of character would be if our goodness were untried innocence instead of victorious virtue.

    Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick

Our power is not so much in us as through us.

    Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick

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