A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.
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If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else.
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Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
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Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
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I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
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When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.
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A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
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The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.