Advice from 1886 No. 13

Advice from 1886 No. 13

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This advice from Good Housekeeping published in 1886 imparts wisdom on various aspects of life. It emphasizes the importance of generosity, self-control, and the pursuit of goodness. It also touches on the idea that material wealth doesn’t necessarily lead to richness of character, and that actions speak louder than words.

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Advice from Good Housekeeping published in 1886.

  • The wealthiest miser is the poorest of all men.
  • When a man’s coat is threadbare it is easy to pick a hole in it.
  • He who can suppress a moment’s anger may prevent a day of sorrow.
  • A hungry man doesn’t throw bread out of the window because it isn’t pie.
  • Youth studies most how best to live, old age studies most how best to die.
  • A dollar decreases in size in the same ratio that a man’s heart gets bigger.
  • The best men and women are too busy doing good to have time to tell about it.
  • An open mind, an open hand and an open heart will find everywhere an open door.
  • Too many men are born with their mouths open who never afterwards learn to keep them closed.

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