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DRILLS IN PROMINENCE
Read aloud each of the following, taking care to give prominence to that word or to those words which so treated will best bring out the sense.
1. Look in thy heart and write.—Sir Philip Sidney.
2. A great writer does not reveal himself here and there, but everywhere.-James Russell Lowell.
3. A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.--Josh Billings.
4. No man can be provident of his time who is not prudent in the choice of his company.—Jeremy Taylor.
5. He who gives advice to a self-conceited man stands himself in need of counsel.—La Rochefoucauld.
6. He that would write what is worthy to be read more than once should blot frequently.--Horace.
7. All orators are dumb when beauty pleadeth.—William Shakespeare.
8. Drive thy business; let not that drive thee.-Benjamin Franklin.
9. Tell me what you are busy about and I will tell you what you are.—Wolfgang von Goethe.
10. No book is worth anything which is not worth much. -John Ruskin.
11. The books which help you most are those which make you think the most.-Theodore Parker.
12. Read a page and think an age.
13. 'Tis the good reader that makes the good book.-Ralph Waldo Emerson.
14. You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some with you.—Joseph Joubert.
15. For the want of a nail the shoe was lost; for the want of a shoe the horse was lost; for the want of a horse the man was lost.—Benjamin Franklin.
16. We find in life exactly what we put in it.--Ralph Waldo Emerson.
17. An old warrior is never in haste to strike the first blow.–Pietro Trapassi Metastasio.
18. He that will not look before must look behind.-Gaelic Proverb.
19. When clouds are seen wise men put on their cloaks.William Shakespeare.
20. As turning the logs will make a fire burn, so changes of study a dull brain.—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
21. Character is what we are in the dark.
22. Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.-William Shakespeare.
23. If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be without it?—Benjamin Franklin.
24. Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.-Alfred Tennyson.
25. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. --The Bible.
26. The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.-William Shakespeare.
27. An intense hour will do more than dreamy years.Henry Ward Beecher.
28. A cow is a very good animal in the field, but we turn her out of the garden.—Samuel Johnson.
29. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.-James Russell Lowell.
30. Leave what you've done for what you have to do;
don't be consistent, but be simply true.—Oliver Wendell Holmes.
31. Fortune gives her hand to the bold man.-Virgil.
32. Be bold, first gate. Be bold, and evermore be bold, second gate. Be not too bold, third gate.-Inscriptions on the Gates of Busyrane.
33. The man who has never been in danger can not answer for his courage.—La Rochefoucauld.
34. I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself.-Wolfgang von Goethe.
35. The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. -George Eliot.
36. Only so much do I know as I have lived.—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
37. Be not ashamed to own thy follies, but ashamed not to end them.-Horace.
38. It is not flesh and blood, but the heart, that makes brothers.—Johann Schiller.
39. Animals feed, men eat; but only men of intelligence know how to eat.-Brillat-Savarin.
40. Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one. -William Penn.
41. There is nothing difficult in the world; the only fear is that men will lack perseverance.-Confucius.
42. He who has determined has half his work done.
43. He who lets the goat be laid on his shoulders is soon forced to carry the cow.-Italian Proverb.
44. Nature gives woman so much power that the law wisely gives them little.-Johnson.
45. He who is slow in promising is surest to keep his word.—Rousseau.
46. Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.-Wellington.
47. He that would have his virtue published, is not the servant of virtue, but glory.—Johnson.
48. Think twice before you speak once and you will speak twice the better for it.
49. The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.—Longfellow.
50. A man of little learning is like the frog who, having never seen the ocean, thinks its well a great sea.—Burmese Proverb.
51. Thy friend has a friend and thy friend's friend has a friend, so be discreet.—Talmud.
52. Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.—Daniel Webster.
Circumstances? I make circumstances.- Napoleon. 54. The moment the skill of the artist is perceived, the spell of the art is broken.—Macaulay.
55. Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can. -Wesley.
56. We can only escape the arbitrariness of the judge by placing ourselves under the despotism of the law.-Napoleon.
57. Honor and shame from no condition rise; act well your part, there all the honor lies.-Pope.
58. He who saith there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave.—Bishop Berkeley.
59. He jests at scars that never felt a wound.—Shakespeare.
60. No really great man ever thought himself so.-II azlitt.
61. True politeness consists in treating others just as you love to be treated yourself.—Chesterfield.
62. You had better return a fan gracefully than give å thousand pounds awkwardly.-Chesterfield.
63. The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.—Mencius.
64. Who speaketh kind words hath many friends, but the harsh man hath but few.—Burmese Proverb.
65. So live with thy friend that if he become thine enemy he can do thee no harm.—Tully.
66. No friend is a friend until he shall prove a friend.Beaumont and Fletcher.
67. He who hunts for flowers, will find flowers; he who loves weeds may find weeds.—Beecher.
68. Little minds are hurt by little things; great minds rise above them.—La Rochefoucauld.
69. Words pass away but actions remain.—Napoleon.
70. Woman can do everything, because she rules those who command everything.-French Proverb.
171. Go to your rich friend's house when invited, to your poor friend's house without invitation.—Portuguese.
2. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few.—Washington.
73. Even the fool is wise after the event.—Homer.
75. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.—Bible.
76. A beautiful eye makes silence eloquent, a kind eye makes contradiction an assent, an enraged eye makes beauty deformed.-Addison.
77. To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed.—Coleridge.
78. He who sedulously attends, pointedly asks, calmly speaks, coolly answers, and ceases when he has no more to say, is in possession of some of the best requisites of man. -Lavater. 79.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.—Bible.