Sound Advice

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    Here are a few words of wisdom to pass along:

    1. What ever your adivce, make it brief. -HORACE

    2. Many receive advice, few profit by it. -PUBLILIUS SYRUS

    3. The best and surest method of advice should spare the person, though it brands the vice. -ROBERT BURTON

    4. Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. -CONFUCIUS

    5. It is better to receive than to inflict an injury. -CICERO

    6. Learn to limit yourself, to content yourself with some definite thing, and some definite work; dare to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not, and to believe in you own individuality. -HENRI-FREDERIC AMIEL

    7. Self-control is the quality that distinguishes the fittest to survive. -GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

    8. Never be mean in anything; never be false; never be cruel. Avoid those three vices,......and I can always be hopeful of you. (Aunt Betsey Trotwood to David in David Copperfield.) -CHARLES DICKENS

    9. This above all,- to thine ownself be true; and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. (Polonius to Laertes in Hamlet.) -SHAKESPEARE

    10. In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend. -SOLON

    11. Life is a privilege and a challenge. Endeavor to be as perfect as you can. -SAMUEL JOHNSON

    12. Know thyself and nothing in excess. (Famed maxims carved on a column in the temple to Apollo at Delphi.)

    13. Be ever soft and pliable like a reed, not hard and unbending like a cedar. -THE TALMUD

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