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35 One may do either good or evil. He may commit sin; trespass against law; and perpetrate an outrage or felony.

Amplify means to broaden out, to enlarge. In amplifying a topic, one may extend the discussion by enlarging the scope of his argument, by developing each proposition advanced, and by expanding and multiplying the illustrations used.

Our general conduct determines largely our behavior upon particular occasions.

The master is strict in enforcing the rules, and severe in punishing those who break them.

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“ The prosperity of a country depends not on the abundance of its revenues, nor on the strength of its public buildings; but it consists in the number of its cultivated citizens, in its men of education, enlightenment, and character; here are to be found its true interest, its chief strength, its real power.”

- Luther.. “ The individual who is habitually tardy in meeting an appointment will never be respected or successful in life.” Fisk.

We may amend our ways or conduct; reform our habits; and reclaim lost character.

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Shyness is a shrinking from observation; bashfulness, undue self-consciousness; modesty, an humble estimate of one's self in comparison with others, is unassuming, not bold; diffidence, self-distrust or lack of confidence; and timidity is a constant fear of danger, criticism, error, or failure.

Modesty is at all times becoming; bashfulness is becoming in very young persons in the presence of their superiors, while timidity and diffidence should be avoided.

“Politeness is money, which enriches not him who receives it, but him who dispenses it.”

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Assurance inspires confidence or belief; confidence is a feeling of reliance or trust.

6 Vanity makes men ridiculous; pride, odious; and ambition, terrible.” — Steele.

Conclusions are drawn from facts, and are full and decisive; inferences are partial conclusions, based usually upon appearances of things; while opinions are judgments that may or may not be based upon substantial facts and principles.

66 The first ingredient in conversation is truth; the next, good sense; the third, good humor; and the fourth, wit.” Temple.

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“Literature is the fruit of thinking souls.” – Carlyle.

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