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What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was proved true before, prove false again? Two hundred…
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the…
So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall…
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there…
Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.
It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring…
There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman.
I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness…
I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
Small debts are like small shot; they are rattling on every side, and can scarcely be escaped without a wound: great debts are like cannon;…
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.
Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable.
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.
All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
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