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When it's Christmas, don't spend money for pleasure. Even if you can't do much, you can make your little sacrifices, and ought to do it gladly. Even if you don't.
If you have a loving family, you have all you really need. Not everyone is so lucky.
It's proper to use good words and improve your vocabulary.
While you wait for better times you may work, so that hard days need not be wasted.
Our burdens are here, our road is before us, and the longing for goodness and happiness is the guide that leads us through many troubles and mistakes.
Though we do want to be good, it's hard work and we forget, and don't do our best.
At nine stop work, and do something enjoyable, before bed.
A real lady is always known by neat boots, gloves, and handkerchief.
Let us be elegant or die.
You shouldn't enjoy yourself half so much as you do now if it were Christmas or New Year's all the time.
If you fall to work with a hearty good will, then in spite of all obstacles, you are sure to succeed at last.
Try to be cheerful in spite of wintry weather, hard work, and the unsatisfied desires of pleasure-loving youth.
You can not begin too early to cultivate energy, industry, and independence.
Rich or poor, keep together and be happy in one another. Don't give anyone you love up for a dozen fortunes.
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Read books in which you can wander where you like.
There are many people in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.
Rich people have about as many worries as poor ones. Money can't keep shame and sorrow out of rich people's houses.
What a pleasant life you might have if only you chose!
Even carnelian rings are not so valuable as good behavior.
Disagreeable as it is to help get dinner, it is harder still to go begging for it.
Even if you are poor, you are a great deal happier if you have youth, health, and good spirits, than fretful, feeble old ladies who can't enjoy their comforts.
When you feel discontented, think over your blessings, and be grateful.
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