excerpt | industrious

3. to apply myself industriously to whatever business I take in hand, and not divert my mind from my business by any foolish project of suddenly growing rich; for industry and patience are the surest means of plenty.

issacson, w. (2003) benjamin franklin: an american life

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excerpt | truthful

2. to endeavour to speak truth in every instance; to give nobody expectations that are not likely to be answered, but aim at sincerity in every word and action—the most amiable excellence in a rational being.

isaacson, w. (2003) benjamin franklin: an american life

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excerpt | frugal

1. it is necessary for me to be extremely frugal for some time, till I have paid what I owe.

isaacson, w. (2003) benjamin franklin: an american life

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excerpt | the signs

"but, first, remember, remember, remember the signs. say them to yourself when you wake in the morning and when you lie down at night, and when you wake in the middle of the night. and whatever strange things may happen to you, let nothing turn your mind from following the signs.
and secondly, i give you a warning. here on the mountain i have spoken to you clearly: i will not often do so down in narnia. here on the mountain, the air is clear and your mind is clear; as you drop down into narnia, the air will thicken. take great care that it does not confuse your mind. and the signs which you have learned here will not look at all as you expect them to look, when you meet them there.
that is why it is so important to know them by heart and pay no attention to appearances. remember the signs and believe the signs. nothing else matters.” 

lewis, c.s. (2002) the chronicles of narnia

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excerpt | choruses from the rock

endless invention, endless experiment,
brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word.
where is the life we have lost in living?
where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?

eliot, t. s. (1952) the complete poems and plays, 1909-1950

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excerpt | blaming the whiskey

... with a rush of feeling he felt that this must be happiness. as soon as the thought came to him, he fought it back, blaming the whiskey. the very idea was as dangerous as presumptive speech: happiness could not be sought or worried into being, or even fully grasped; it should be allowed its own slow pace so that it passes unnoticed, if it ever comes at all.

mcgahern, j. (2002) that they may face the rising sun

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