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SAYINGS, WISE AND OTHERWISE. Anger punishes Itself. All is not lost that Is in peril. Blind men’s wives need no paint. As is the workman, so is the work. Abundance, like want, ruins many. Use pastime so as not to lose time. Trip broth is better than no porridge. (I have no idea what this […]

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Cicero for the Commonplace Book

Says Cicero: There is nothing so charming as the knowledge of that branch of literature which enables us to discover the immensity of nature, the heavens, the earth, and the seas; this is the branch which has taught us religion, moderation, and magnanimity, and has rescued the soul from obscurity to make us see all […]

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Commonplace Book Quotes: How To Read a Book

“Television, radio, and all the sources of amusement and information that surround us in our daily lives are also artificial props. They can give us the impression that our minds are active, because we are required to react to stimuli from the outside. But the power of those external stimuli to keep us going is […]

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Isaac Watts quote for the Commonplace Book

Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your own profession. Do not indulge yourselves to judge of things by the first glimpse, or a short and superficial […]

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