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Wisdom

The receiver of a gift is not the chooser. - Isaac Abravanel, fully Don Itshak ben Yehouda Abravanel
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. - Lord Acton, John Emerich Dalberg-Acton
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success. - Brian Adam
No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction. - Charles Kendall Adams
Enthusiasm is a kind of faith that has been set afire. - George Matthew Adams
Faith is the continuation of reason. - William Taylor Adams, pseudonym Oliver Optic
The goal is the same: life itself; and the price is the same; life itself. - James Agee, fully James Rufus Agee
A man knows not what is in the heart of his fellow. - Ahikar or Ahiqar
Do not chatter overmuch. - Ahikar or Ahiqar
He, whose first emotion on the view of an excellent production is to undervalue it, will never have one of his own to show. - John Aiken or Aikin
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