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A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.
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Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
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And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek.
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Apes are apes, though clothed in scarlet.
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Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.
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Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine.
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Fortune, that favors fools.
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Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.
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He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
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He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
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He threatens many that hath injured one.
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Honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times.
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I do honour the very flea of his dog.
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I have been at my book, and am now past the craggy paths of study, and come to the flowery plains of honour and reputation.
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If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick.
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Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
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In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
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Language most shews a man: Speak, that I may see thee.
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Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
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Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue.
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Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco.
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O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!
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Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
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Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things.
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Talking is the disease of age.
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There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
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They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
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They that know no evil will suspect none.
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This is the very womb and bed of enormity.
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'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
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To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
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True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
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Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment.
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Weigh the meaning and look not at the words.
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When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity.
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