Common sense is, of all kinds, the most uncommon. It implies good judgment, sound discretion, and true and practical wisdom applied to common life.
Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
Contributed by: Zaady
Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
Preventives of evil are far better than remedies; cheaper and easier of application, and surer in result.
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength. At first it may be but as the spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
There is often as much independence in not being led, as in not being driven.
This world is the land of the dying; the next is the land of the living.
Piety and morality are but the same spirit differently manifested. Piety is religion with its face toward God; morality is religion with its face toward the world.
People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.
To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.
Deviation from either truth or duty is a downward path.
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