1. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

  2. Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

  3. The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so.

  4. How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again!

  5. It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

  6. You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget. Those are your 'friends

  7. Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

  8. Some people get an education without going to college. The rest get it after they get out.

  9. Most people can't bear to sit in church for an hour on Sundays. How are they supposed to live somewhere very similar to it for eternity?

  10. Acknowledging what you don't know is the dawning of wisdom.


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