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A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
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A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one another off to the best advantage.
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A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one they shew one another off to the best advantage.
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A hair in the head is worth two in the brush.
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A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
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A man knows his companion in a long journey and a little inn.
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A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
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A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.
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A wise traveler never despises his own country.
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Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
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An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.
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Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
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As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
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Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
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Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
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Dandyism is a variety of genius.
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Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
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Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
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Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think and talk better than to read or write; who, however, wrote much and well, but too often by rote.
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Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.
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Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
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Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
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Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.
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Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.
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Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
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Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.
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Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
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Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
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Grace in women has more effect than beauty.
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Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
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Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
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Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
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He talked on for ever; and you wished him to talk on for ever.
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He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
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He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
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Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
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I like a friend better for having faults that one can talk about.
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I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.
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I should like to spend the whole of my life in traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.
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I would like to spend the whole of my life traveling, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend at home.
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I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
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If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
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If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
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If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.
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If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
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If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
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If you think you can win, you can. Faith is necessary to victory.
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It is better to be able neither to read nor write than to be able to do nothing else.
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It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.
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It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
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Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
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Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.
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Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.
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Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal.
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Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.
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Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be.
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No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
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No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
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No truly great man ever thought himself so.
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No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
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No young man ever thinks he shall die.
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Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.
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One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
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Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we wish them to do.
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People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.
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Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
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Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
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Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
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Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
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Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.
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Reflection makes men cowards.
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Rules and models destroy genius and art.
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Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
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Some one is generally sure to be the sufferer by a joke.
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Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
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Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
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That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be. To the wise, these truths are self-evident.
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The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
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The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
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The busier we are the more leisure we have.
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The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
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The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
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The humblest painter is a true scholar; and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
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The incentive to ambition is the love of power.
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The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.
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The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
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The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.
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The more we do, the more we can do.
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The most learned are often the most narrow minded.
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The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
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The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
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The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
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The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
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The public have neither shame or gratitude.
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The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.
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The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.
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The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.
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The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
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The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit of - the last he does not concern himself about.
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The way to get on in the world is to be neither more nor less wise, neither better nor worse than your neighbours.
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The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.
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There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.
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There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
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There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
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There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.
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There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
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There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.
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There is nothing good to be had in the country, or if there is, they will not let you have it.
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They are the only honest hypocrites, their life is a voluntary dream, a studied madness.
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Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
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Those who can command themselves command others.
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Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.
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Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, Although they come and go by day, Are like the smith's bellows: They take breath but are not alive.
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Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
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To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous.
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To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
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To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.
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To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.
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To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is necessary to follow, in order to lead.
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To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.
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To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
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We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
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We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
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We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit.
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We can scarcely hate anyone that we know.
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We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
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We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
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We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
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We must be doing something to be happy.
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We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.
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We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.
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When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.
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Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
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Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.
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You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.
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Zeal will do more than knowledge.
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