Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

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Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun it falls tenderly

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.

A father may turn his back on his child brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies husbands

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven spreading itself like oil

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

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    I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.

    I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.

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