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A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
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Acorns were good until bread was found.
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Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
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Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
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But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
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By indignities men come to dignities.
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Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
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Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
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Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
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Friends are thieves of time.
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God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
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God's first creature, which was light.
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Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.
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He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
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I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
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I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.
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I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
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If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
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If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
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If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
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If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
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In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
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It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
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It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
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It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
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It is impossible to love and to be wise.
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It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.
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It is natural to die as to be born.
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Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
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Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
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Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
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Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
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Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
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Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
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People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
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Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
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Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
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Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
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Science is but an image of the truth.
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Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
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Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
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Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
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Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
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The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors.
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The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
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The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
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The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
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