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Action

Act, act in the living present!
Heart within the God overhead. -- Longfellow

Adversity

Prosperity is a great teacher, adversity is a greater. -- Hazlitt

Aim

Have a purpose in life and having it, throw into your work such strength of mind and muscle as God has given you. -- Carlyle

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Henry David Thoreau

Anger

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, count a hundred. Jefferson

Beauty

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. Keats

Books

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of books. Colton

Borrowing

He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing. -- Franklin

Brotherhood

The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual aid. -- Sir Walter Scott

Circumstances

Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men. -- Isaac Disraeli

Contentment

Poor and content is rich and rich enough. -- Shakespeare

Country

That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings. -- John Ruskin

Cowards

The world has no room for cowards. -- RL Stevenson

Defeat

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. Wendell Philips

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