People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.
Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.
He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
Common sense is, of all kinds, the most uncommon. It implies good judgment, sound discretion, and true and practical wisdom applied to common life.
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
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.
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