Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.
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It is far better to give work that is above a person, than to educate the person to be above their work.
Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the Deity to be a source of delight
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
Cheerfulness is as natural to the heart of a man in strong health as color to his cheek and wherever there is habitual gloom there must be either bad air, unwholesome food, improperly severe labor, or erring habits of life.
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