Sentences for copywork or the commonplace book

He that avoideth not small faults, by little and little falleth into greater.  Thomas a Kempis

Stand by your conscience, your honor, your faith.  Stand like a hero and battle till death. Wilson

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. Proverbs

Do noble deeds- not dream them all day long. C. Kingsley

The advantage of living does not consist in length of days, but in the right employment of them. Montaigne

Man is as much made for education as the earth for cultivation. B. Sears

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquaintance is good books.  C. C. Colton

The true test of civilization is not the census nor the size of the cities- nor the crops, but the kind of men the country turns out. Emerson

Every one is forward to complain of the prejudices that mislead other men and parties, as if he were free and had none of his own. Bacon

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. Holmes

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