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Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it.
Recently a young mother asked for advice. What, she wanted to
know, was she to do with a 7-year-old who was obstreperous,
outspoken, and inconveniently willful? "Keep her," I replied.... The
suffragettes refused to be polite in demanding what they wanted or
grateful for getting what they deserved. Works for me.
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal
of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden
patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, it is an
adaptation of a poem published in 1905 by Bessie
Stanley. No version of it has been found in Emerson's
writings. For more information see
All the lessons of history in four sentences:
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power.
The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small.
The bee fertilizes the flower it robs.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives
good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives
good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls
down with the other.
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