When I left home at 18 to attend college, my older brother gave me four aphorisms to live by that he received when he went off to college. He got them from Rocco Caponigri, a family friend, who got them from his father when he went to college. They were: It is better to be alone than in bad company (George Washington) If you would have leisure, you must use time well. (Ben Franklin) Everything yields to diligence. (Thomas Jefferson) Disgrace your family and I’ll break your head. (Sebastiano Caponigri)
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