1. 10

    Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.

    24
  2. 9

    True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit; it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us.

    27
  3. 8

    Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. — The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.

    34
  4. 7

    Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.

    41
  5. 6

    If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.

    48
  6. 5

    Always have a book at hand, in the parlor, on the table, for the family; a book of condensed thought and striking anecdote, of sound maxims and truthful apothegms. It will impress on your own mind a thousand valuable suggestions, and teach your children a thousand lessons of truth and duty. Such a book is a casket of jewels for your housebold.

    48
  7. 4

    We never reach our ideals, whether of mental or moral improvement, but the thought of them shows us our deficiencies, and spurs us on to higher and better things.

    52
  8. 3

    Some so speak in exaggerations and superlatives that we need to make a large discount from their statements before we can come at their real meaning.

    53
  9. 2

    Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.

    58
  10. 1

    Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.

    90
  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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