Precept

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Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
Chinese Proverb
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  • "Precepts are the rules by which we ought to square our lives. When they are contracted into sentences, they strike the affections; whereas admonition is only blowing of the coal."
  • "He that lays down precepts for the government of our lives and moderating our passions obliges human nature, not only in the present, but in all succeeding generations."
  • "Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones at hand do more toward a happy life than whole volumes that we know not where to find."

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  • Klopsch, Louis, 1852-1910 (1896). Many Thoughts of Many Minds.