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Moderation is the key to lasting enjoyment.

    Topics: Happiness

Hatred is self-punishment.

    Topics: Hatred

Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.

    Topics: Health

It is in sickness that we most feel the need of that sympathy which shows how much we are dependent upon one another for our comfort, and even necessities. Thus disease, opening our eyes to the realities of life, is an indirect blessing.

    Topics: Health, Illness

Never be so brief as to become obscure.

    Topics: Inspiration

As unkindness has no remedy at law, let its avoidance be with you a point of honor.

    Topics: Kindness

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.

    Topics: Life, Youth, Age

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.

    Topics: Lying

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

    Topics: Lying

There is no possible excuse for a guarded lie. Enthusiastic and impulsive people will sometimes falsify thoughtlessly, but equivocation is malice prepense.

    Topics: Lying

Not the least misfortune in a prominent falsehood is the fact that tradition is apt to repeat it for truth.

    Topics: Lying

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.

    Topics: Mothers, Education

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