If You Would Be Happy
From Good Housekeeping. October 29, 1887. p. 313.
Keep your temper.
Gain a little knowledge every day.
Make few promises, and speak the truth.
Give full measure and weigh with a just balance.
Consent to common custom, but not to common folly.
Be cautious of believing ill, but more cautious of reporting it.
Have courage to wear your old clothes until you can pay for new ones.
Think of heaven with hearty purpose and strong hope to get there.
Do good to all, that thou mayest keep thy friends and gain thine enemies.
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