Sometimes it's worth while to be a little wicked. Count the cost. Be extra good in other ways to make up for it...
Never suspect anyone of not telling the truth unless you have proof that they're not.
"What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." That is poetry, but it's true.
Sometimes it's hard to believe a thing even when you know it.
Perhaps it's proper to pray, but you have to do your part by watching out.
Each mistake helps cure you of some great shortcoming.

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There is no sweeter music than that which the wind makes in the fir trees at evening.

Don't give up all your romance. A little of it is a good thing - not too much, of course - but keep a little of it.
That is one consolation when you are poor - there are so many more things you can imagine about.
Sometimes you never know how much you like someone until you see their familiar face among strangers.
The worst of growing up is that the things you wanted so much when you were a child don't seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.
If you're not sure how to ever return to common life again, have an ice cream.
The best time to think things out is after you go to bed.

Young men are all very well in their place, but it doesn't do to drag them into everything, does it?
You can't be too careful what habits you form and what ideals you acquire in your teens, because by the time you're twenty your character will be developed and the foundation laid for your whole future life. If the foundation is shaky, you can never build anything really worth while on it.
It's really wonderful what you can do when you're truly anxious to please a certain person.
A girl should be fitted to earn her own living whether she ever has to or not. Nobody knows what is going to happen in this uncertain world, and it's just as well to be prepared.
Everybody should have a purpose in life and pursue it faithfully. Only we must first make sure that it is a worthy purpose.
We can't have things perfect in this imperfect world.

Have the best vacation you can in the out-of-door world and lay in a good stock of health and vitality and ambition to carry you through the next year.
When you put on a longer skirt you have to live up to them and be very dignified.
You might as well tell some people not to breathe as not to work.
Don't be one of those people that can never be brought to own up that they've made a mistake.
You'll have more of an influence for good if you don't keep nagging people to do right. There should have been a special commandment against nagging.
They keep coming up new all the time - things to perplex you. You settle one question and there's another right after.

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Look at that sea - all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy it's loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.

There are so many things to be thought over and decided when you're beginning to grow up. It keeps one busy all the time thinking them over and deciding what is right.
It's a serious thing to grow up. It's a great responsibility because you have only the one chance. If you don't grow up right you can't go back and begin over again.
It's nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one's heart, like treasures, than to talk. It's not nice to have them laughed at or wondered over.
You can learn to write well if you train yourself to be your own severest critic.
If you can't be cheerful, be as cheerful as you can.
Good advice is apt to be hard to follow.
You may wish you were born a boy, but then sometimes you see one and you're glad you're a girl and not his sister.
The sun will go on rising and setting whether you fail or not.

To see someone's eyes gleam with pride in your achievement is a sweet reward indeed for all your hard work and patient grubbing.
Dreams keep pace with your growth, so it's not probable you'll lament them.
Once your exams start, don't open a book at all. It will only tire and confuse you. You are to go out walking and go to bed early.
If you have some years alive to your credit, if you're happy, and if you've got an imagination more or less, you're a rich person.
You're never changed - not really. You're only just pruned down and branched out. The real YOU - back there - is just the same.
The bitterest kind of heartache is the kind that burns and gnaws and cannot wash itself away in ready tears.

You don't mind being a goose so much if somebody else is goosey, too.
It's delightful to have ambitions. There never seems to be any end to them - that's the best of it. Just as soon as you attain one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.
We like people who make us love them. It saves us so much trouble in making ourselves love them.
Worrying helps some - it seems as if you were doing something when you're worrying.
Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
All the Beyond is yours with its possibilities lurking rosily in the oncoming years - each year a rose of promise to be woven into an immortal chaplet.


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We resent the thought that anything can please us when someone we love is no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almost feel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when we find our interest in life returning to us.

We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement.
We should not shut our hearts against the healing influences that nature offers us.
You never can tell about people from their outsides.
Duty is ever a friend when you meet it frankly and look it courageously in the face.
Give life your best, and believe that it will give its best to you in return.
If the path set before your feet is to be narrow, know that flowers of quiet happiness will bloom along it. The joy of sincere work and worthy aspiration and congenial friendship are to be yours; nothing can rob you of your birthright of fancy or your ideal world of dreams. And there is always the bend in the road!