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"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."

"When anger rises, think of the consequences."

"You cannot open a book without learning something."

"The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue."

"When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge."

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

"He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger."

"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home."

"The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."

"To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice."

"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of."

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."

"If we don't know life, how can we know death?"

"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."

"What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others."

"When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves."

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."

"The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall to-day be uppermost."

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop."

"Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure."

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