I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new.
Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say.
A promise made is a debt unpaid.
His life, though none too long, Was never dull: Of woman, wine and song Bill had his full.
My pipe is out, my glass is dry My fire is almost ashes too But once again, before you go, And I prepare to meet the New Old Year a parting word that's true, For we've been comrades, you and I - I thank God for each day of you There bless yo
Oh it is good to ride and run,To roam the greenwood wild and freeTo hunt, to idle in the sun,To leap into the laughing sea
No man can be a failure if he thinks he's a success; If he thinks he is a winner, then he is.
Pitched on his head, and pumped full of lead, was Dangerous Dan McGrew, While the man from the creeks lay clutched to the breast of the lady that's known as Lou.
It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race.
It's a different song when everything's wrong, when you're feeling infernally mortal when it's ten against one, and hope there is none, buck up, little soldier, and chortle.
Avoid extremes: be moderate In saving and in spending; An equable and easy gait Will win an easy ending.
Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
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