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INDIAN READER.

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Nature has given us two ears and only one mouth, in order that we may listen much and speak little.--ANON.

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The good things which belong to prosperity are to be desired; but the good things which belong to adversity are to be admired. -SENECA.

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In taking revenge a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over he is superior.-BACON.

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To show mercy to the wicked is injustice to the good, and to pardon oppressors is to wrong the oppressed. GULISTAN.

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Envy is a fire which, when it flares up, burns everything whether moist or dry; and excessive jealousy so influences a man that he cannot see even what is for his own good.–FABLES OF BIDPAI.

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Our thoughts are our own whilst we keep them in our hearts, but when once we let them escape they are in the power of another, who may make use of them to our injury.- ANON.

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Speak in such wise between two enemies that, if they become friends, thou mayst not be ashamed.-GULISTAN.

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Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge ; it is thinking makes what we read ours.LocКЕ. .

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Two persons undergo useless trouble, and exert themselves to po purpose, One, he who amasses riches and does not enjoy them; the other, he who acquires knowledge and does not act according to it.-GULISTAN.

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If we saw ourselves in the light in which others see us, or in which they would see us if they knew all, a reformation would generally be unavoidable. We could not other. wise endure the sight.-ADAM SMITH.

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