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Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues NULL

We are almost always guilty of the hate we encounter.

Virtue | Virtue |

Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues NULL

As it is natural to believe many things without proof, so, despite all proof, is it natural to disbelieve others.

Agony | Courage | Man | Virtue | Virtue | Privilege |

Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues NULL

Our opinion of others is not so variable as our opinion of ourselves.

Virtue | Virtue |

Hsuan Hua, aka An Tzu and Tu Lun

Money is the filthiest thing around. If you stay around it very long, you'll be defiled.

Conscience | Deeds | Good | Heaven | Means | People | Virtue | Virtue | Deeds |

Hung Tzu-ch'eng, also Hong Zicheng or Hóng Zìchéng, born Hong Yingming

When you are still plowing fields ahead, make a point of being open-minded, and there will be no murmuring among others. After your life is over, its blessings will flow for a long time, giving contentment to people in their thoughts.

Integrity | Virtue | Virtue |

Tripitaka or Tipitaka NULL

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Control | Discipline | Good | Man | Mind | Peace | Virtue | Virtue | Will | Wisdom | Happiness |

Tripitaka or Tipitaka NULL

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

Good | Guidance | Light | Virtue | Virtue | Wisdom | Guidance |

Tryon Edwards

Nature and revelation are alike God's books; each may have mysteries, but in each there are plain practical lessons for everyday duty.

Enjoyment | Men | Morality | Prudence | Prudence | Society | Virtue | Virtue | Society | Old | Vice |

Hsuan Hua, aka An Tzu and Tu Lun

Always be honest and open in your speech and actions. Don't be sneaky or evasive with anyone. A straight mind is the Bodhimanda.

Morality | People | Religion | Virtue | Virtue | Words | World |

Turkish Proverbs

The Devil interferes with hurried work. (Meaning: If you hurry your work it will turn out wrong.)

Virtue | Virtue | Learn |

Thomas Malthus, fully Thomas Robert Malthus

With regard to the duration of human life, there does not appear to have existed from the earliest ages of the world to the present moment the smallest permanent symptom or indication of increasing prolongation.

Law | Marriage | Nature | Virtue | Virtue |

Thomas Love Peacock

Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.

Art | Earth | Fate | Repentance | Fate | Art | Learn |

Thomas Malthus, fully Thomas Robert Malthus

The passion between the sexes has appeared in every age to be so nearly the same, that it may always be considered, in algebraic language as a given quantity.

Temptation | Virtue | Virtue | Temptation |

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

And the true and healthy Americanism is to be found, let us believe, in this attitude of hope; an attitude not necessarily connected with culture nor with the absence of culture, but with the consciousness of a new impulse given to all human progress. The most ignorant man may feel the full strength and heartiness of the American idea, and so may the most accomplished scholar. It is a matter of regret if thus far we have mainly had to look for our Americanism and our scholarship in very different quarters, and if it has been a rare delight to find the two in one.

Belief | Falsehood | Religion | Safe | Virtue | Virtue |

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

That genius is feeble which cannot hold its own before the masterpieces of the world.

Falsehood | Religion | Virtue | Virtue |

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

We are accustomed to say that the war and its results have made us a nation, subordinated local distinctions, cleared us of our chief shame, and given us the pride of a common career. This being the case, we may afford to treat ourselves to a little modest self-confidence. Those whose faith in the American people carried them hopefully through the long contest with slavery will not be daunted before any minor perplexities of Chinese immigrants or railway brigands or enfranchised women. We are equal to these things; and we shall also be equal to the creation of a literature. We need intellectual culture inexpressibly, but we need a hearty faith still more. “Never yet was there a great migration that did not result in a new form of national genius.” But we must guard against both croakers and boasters; and above all, we must look beyond our little Boston or New York or Chicago or San Francisco, and be willing citizens of the great Republic.

Virtue | Virtue |