Learn cooking. That's a useful accomplishment, which no woman should be without.
Something more than energy and good will is necessary to make a cook.
The comfort of all depends on each doing their share faithfully. Have daily duties which make leisure sweet when it comes, and bear and forbear, that home may be comfortable and lovely to all.
Have regular hours for work and play, make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life become a beautiful success even if you are poor.
Take up your little burdens. Though they seem heavy sometimes, they are good for us, and lighten as we learn to carry them. Work is wholesome, and there is plenty for everyone. It keeps us from ennui and mischief, is good for health and spirits, and gives us a sense of power and independence better than money or fashion.
Always believe that no one sympathizes more tenderly with you than your mother.
Be kind to people who are old, or poor, or have few friends.
Defend your friends even while confessing their shortcomings.
Try not to waste your holidays, but have a task and work at it with a will.
It's good to be out-of-doors as much as possible, so bring your work there and have a good time.
You need a motive, and when you get it, you'll work splendidly.
Find out all about people without letting them know, and tell all their goodness to others, so that they might like them.
Do your best. If that won't suit you shall have to wait till you can do better.
Stay respectable and be a satisfaction to your friends. You don't have to be a saint. Just be a simple, honest, respectable person.
It is always pleasant to be believed in, and a friend's praise is always best.
Don't grow up before your time.
Make to be independent and earn the praise of those you love the dearest wishes of your heart.
Take a hopeful view of everything, even November.
Work is panacea for most afflictions.
Don't be too proud to beg for your parents. They should have the best of everything.
Time and comfort are trifling sacrifices to make.
Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.
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