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First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Do what you have to do
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Only the educated are free.
How to forget your anger
When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
Only one way to happiness
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Presence that calls forth your bes
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
The heart and soul
It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
The hopes of the instructed
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
What is in your power
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.