1. 10

    But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

    13
  2. 9

    And if I should live to be The last leaf upon the tree In the spring, Let them smile, as I do now, At the old forsaken bough Where I cling.

    16
  3. 8

    There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.

    18
  4. 7

    Whatever comes from the brain carries the hue of the place it came from, and whatever comes from the heart carries the heat and color of its birthplace.

    19
  5. 6

    The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library,'The medicines of the soul.

    19
  6. 5

    The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.

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  7. 4

    Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that - one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.

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  8. 3

    We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were early implanted in his imagination; no matter how utterly his reason may reject them...

    28
  9. 2

    Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.

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  10. 1

    Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.

    74
  11. Last Update: 4 December 2021

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