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"So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains." Evil 4.53 average rating  
"The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear." Anger, Fear, Knowledge 4.61 average rating  
"One man's justice is another's injustice; one man's beauty another's ugliness; one man's wisdom another's folly." Beauty, Justice, Knowledge 4.54 average rating  
"Great men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world." Excellence, Friends, Men 4.69 average rating  
"Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory." Death 4.66 average rating  
"For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something." Miscellaneous 4.72 average rating  
"The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear." Anger, Fear, Knowledge 4.71 average rating  
"Four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no purpose that I could see -- not to eat, not for love, but only gliding." Love 3.85 average rating  
"To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light." Darkness, Light, Nature 4.66 average rating  
"Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?" Change, Memory, Money 4.71 average rating  
"This world we live in is but thickened light." Darkness, Life, Light 4.33 average rating  
"Life is eating us up. We shall be fables presently. Keep cool: it will be all one a hundred years hence." Ability, Life, Time 2.50 average rating  
"What lies behind us and lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." Lies 4.87 average rating  
"To fill the hour-that is happiness." Happiness, Joy 4.75 average rating  
"Skill to do comes of doing." Ability 4.62 average rating  
"A man is related to all nature." Men, Nature 4.63 average rating  
"Only those books come down which deserve to last . All the gilt edges, vellum and morocco, all the presentation copies to all the libraries will not preserve a book in circulation beyond its intrinsic date." Books 2.00 average rating  
"I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow." Experience, Military, Power 4.37 average rating  
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Accomplishment, Achievement, Excellence 4.81 average rating  
"Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind." Men 4.70 average rating  
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