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Character and Conduct

A Book of Helpful Thoughts by Great Writers of Past and Present Ages

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,692 / 214 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.2
Downloads: 746
Added to site: 2015.01.22
mnybks.net#: 31937
Genre: Non-fiction
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ell then, he can also live well in a palace."

MARCUS AURELIUS.

"Of nothing can we be more sure than this: that, if we cannot sanctify our present lot, we could sanctify no other."

MARTINEAU.

Circumstances

JANUARY 13

"Occasion is the father of most that is good in us. As you have seen the awkward fingers and clumsy tools of a prisoner cut and fashion the most delicate little pieces of carved work; or achieve the most prodigious underground labours, and cut through walls of masonry, and saw iron bars and fetters; 'tis misfortune that awakens ingenuity, or fortitude or endurance, in hearts where these qualities had never come to life but for the circumstance which gave them a being."

Esmond, W. M. THACKERAY.

"It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstances would have been less strong against us."

G. ELIOT.

"A consideration of petty circumstances is the tomb of great things."

VOLTAIRE.

The Ifs of Life

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