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"A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits."

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"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."

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"Fools admire, but men of sense approve."

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"A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity."

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"The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine."

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"The worst of madmen is a saint run mad."

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"They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake."

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"To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves."

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"And die of nothing but a rage to live."

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"And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too."

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"But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor."

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"Health consists with temperance alone."

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"Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below."

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"Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause."

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"Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed."

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"Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after."

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"Passions are the gales of life."

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"Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example."

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"Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought."

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"On wrongs swift vengeance waits."

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"Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance."

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"Men would be angels, angels would be gods."

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"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot."

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"Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground."

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"An honest man's the noblest work of God."

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"Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul."

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"Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude."

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"What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease."

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"Never find fault with the absent."

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"The way of the creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the great harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres."

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"'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do."

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"'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined."

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"A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead."

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"A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants."

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"A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature."

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"A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again."

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"A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring."

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"A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."

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"Act well your part, there all the honour lies."

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"All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul."

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"All nature is but art unknown to thee."

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"An honest man is the noblest work of God."

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"Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think."

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"And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargements too."

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"And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade."

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"At ev'ry word a reputation dies."

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"Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend."

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"Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside."


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"Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside."

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"Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw."

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"Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed."

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"Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed."

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"But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?"

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"Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul."

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"Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame"

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"Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined."

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"Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue,
But, like the shadow, proves the substance true."


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"Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use."

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"Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men."

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"For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best."

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"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread."

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"For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right."

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"Gentle dullness ever loves a joke."

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"Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place."

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"Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly."

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"He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one."

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"He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one."

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"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends."

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"Hither the heroes and nymphs resort,To taste awhile the pleasures of a courtIn various talk th'instuctive hours they past,Who gave the ball, or paid the visit lastOne speaks the glory of the British Queen,And one describes a charming Indian screenlA third interprets motions, looks and eyesAt every word a reputation dies."

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"Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die."

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"Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest."

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"Honor and shame from no condition rise.
Act well your part: there all the honor lies."


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"Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies."

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"How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?"

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"How happy is the blameless Vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd"

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"How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!"

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"I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few."

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"If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business."

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"In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part."

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"In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside."

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"In words as fashions the same rule will hold,Alike fantastic if too new or oldBe not the first by whome the new are tried,Nor yet the last to lay the old aside."

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"Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools."

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"It is with our judgments as with our watches; no two go just alike, yet each believes his own."

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"It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow necked bottles the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out."

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"Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man."

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"Know then thyself, presume not God to scan,The proper study of Mankind is Man."

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"Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer"

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"Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer."

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"Like bubbles on the sea of matter borne, They rise, they break, and to that sea return."

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"Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!"

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"Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind."

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"Love, free as air at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies."

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"Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire."

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"Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing."

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"Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot."

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"Men dream of courtship, but in wedlock wake."

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"Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!"

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"Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can."

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"No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday."

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"Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind."

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