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wisdom well

  • keep your ears open
  • the pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple
  • it isn't the whistle that pulls the train
  • detours must be taken sometimes to avoid bigger obstacles
  • doing something pleasant the first thing in the morning can set the stage for a great day
  • enjoy what you have to do
  • a patch is better than a hole
  • most people try their best
  • get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and live contentedly
  • a funny thing about life is if you outlive all of your family and friends, no one remembers the things that you accomplished
  • no is more easily changed to yes than yes to no
  • let art fill you with emotions
  • work hard because you want to not because you are supposed to
  • avoid telling others your ambitions as they might try to discourage you

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