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"He that lives upon hope will die fasting."

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"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."

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"He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged."

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"He that can have patience can have what he will."

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"Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is."

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"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."

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"It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man."

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"It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them."

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"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."

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"Necessity never made a good bargain."

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"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards."

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"The first mistake in public business is the going into it."

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"The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse."

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"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."

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"Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing."

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"The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice."

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"Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other."

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"Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead."

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"The discontented man finds no easy chair."

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"There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous."

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"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

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"Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion."

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"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead."

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"Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease."

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"Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest."

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"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals."

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"We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information."

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"Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first."

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"When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue."

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"Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage."

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"You may delay, but time will not."

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"Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones."

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"Applause waits on success."

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"Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good."

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"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

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"Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days."

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"If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality."

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"If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed."

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"Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt."

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"Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him."

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"Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour."

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"Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours."

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"Remember that credit is money."

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"Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five."

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"Many foxes grow gray but few grow good."

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"Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it."

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"One today is worth two tomorrows."

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"I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first."

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"I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning."

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"Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other."

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"For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose; for the want of a shoe the horse was lose; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail."

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"Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities."

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"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight."

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"Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of."

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"A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave."

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"Drive thy business or it will drive thee."

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

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"Admiration is the daughter of ignorance."

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"All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse."

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"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

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"Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship."

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"He that won't be counseled can't be helped."

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"He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner."

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"He that speaks much, is much mistaken."

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"He that rises late must trot all day."

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"Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it."

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"All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world."

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"It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth."

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"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out."

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"In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes."

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"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move."

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"'Tis a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own"

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"A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."

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"A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges."

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"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."

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"A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things."

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"A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one."

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"A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough."

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"A place for everything, everything in its place."

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"A small leak can sink a great ship."

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"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over."

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"After three days men grow weary of a wench, a guest, and rainy weather."

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"All cats are gray in the dark."

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"All mankind is divided into three classes: those who are immovable, those who are movable; and those who move."

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"All would live long, but none would be old."

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"All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones."

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"An investment in knowledge still yields the best returns."

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"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

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"And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief."

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"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do."

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"Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one."

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"Anger is never without a reason but seldom a good one."

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"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both"

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"As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence."

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"At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment."

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"At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment."

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"Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none."

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"Be civil to all sociable to many familiar with few friend to one enemy to none."

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"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."

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"Beauty and folly are old companions."

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