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Proverbs, maxims to live by

on Wednesday, 18 November 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Consider these maxims and post the ones you like in a conspicuous place:

  • Happiness begins where selfishness ends.
  • Don’t let yesterday take up today.
  • The best thing a father can do for his children is love their mother.
  • Forget favors given, remember those received.
  • You can do more good by being good than any other way.
  • Ability may get you to the top, but character will keep you there.
  • Half the truth is often a great lie. – Benjamin Franklin
  • The smallest deed done is better than the best intention.
  • Earn the right to be proud and confident.
  • The best way to improve a team is to improve yourself.
  • Big successes are in the smallest details.
  • Pay what you owe and you’ll know what’s your own. – Benjamin Franklin
  • First get ready, then your chance will come.
  • Because if you are not ready, you probably won’t recognize it to begin with.
  • The person who is afraid to risk failure will never have to face success.
  • It is what you learn after you know it all - that counts.
  • Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Goals achieved with little effort are seldom worthwhile or lasting.
  • They that won’t be counselled, can’t be helped. – Benjamin Franklin
  • As long as you try your best you are never a failure.
  • Wink at small faults; remember thou hast great ones. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.
  • Much will be accomplished by teamwork when no one is concerned about who gets credit.
  • Material things are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of yourself. – Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson No gains without pains. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Do not mistake activity for achievement.
  • Diligence is the mother of good luck. – Benjamin Franklin
  • How many observe Christ’s birth-day! How few, his Precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Make friendship and art. Make each day your masterpiece.

Sources: Little Known and Poor Richard’s Almanac.

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