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Contained in this category is a set of quotations containing advice throughout the ages.

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"But to manipulate men, to propel them towards goals which you-the-social-reformers see, but they may not, is to deny their human essence, to treat them as objects without wills of their own, and therefore to degrade them."
-Isaiah Berlin

"Do to others as I would they should do to me."

"Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can."
-John Wesley

"Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them."
-Paul Hawken

"Defeat doesn't finish a man--quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits."
-Richard Nixon

"Death twiches my ear. 'Live,' he says, 'I am coming.'"

"Living well is the best revenge."
-George Herbert

"The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others."
-Wilfred Peterson

"Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
-Henry James

"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man."
-Proverbs 3:3-4

"Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead."
-Scottish proverb

"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living."
-Gail Sheehy

"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win."
-Jonathan Kozol

"Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you."

"Love thy neighbour as yourself, but choose your neighbourhood."
-Louise Beal

"Entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity."
-William Ockham

"If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place."
-Orison Swett Marden

"The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life."
-Charles Schwab

"Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize."
-Elizabeth Harrison

"If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living."

"We have to serve ourself many years before we gain our own confidence."
-Henry S. Haskins

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
-Elbert Hubbard

"Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them."
-Napoleon I

"Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage."
-Benjamin Disraeli

"Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent."
-Dr. Samuel Johnson

"Ill habits gather by unseen degrees -- As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas."
-John Dryden

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."
-Albert Einstein

"Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind."
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

"Evidence suggests that if we use an increase in our incomes, as many of us do, to buy bigger houses and more expensive cars, then we do not end up any happier than before. But if we use an increase in our incomes to buy more of certain inconspicuous goods -- such as freedom from a long commute or a stressful job -- then the evidence paints a very different picture. Reallocating our time and money in these and similar ways would result in healthier, longer -- and happier -- lives."
-Robert Frank, professor of economics, Cornell University

"Live life to the fullest."
-Ernest Hemingway

"Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg."

"Trust everyone, but cut the cards."
-Finley Peter Dunne

"Never mistake motion for action."
-Ernest Hemingway

"Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor."
-John Churton Collins

"You have something to say. Something of your very own. Try to say it. Don't be ashamed of any real thought or feeling you have. Don't undervalue it. Don't let the fear of others prevent you from saying it...You have something to say, something that no one else in the world has said in just your way of saying it."
-Hughes Mearns

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