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Wonder is involuntary praise.
Wishing of all employments is the worst.
Virtue alone has majesty in death.
The house of laughter makes a house of woe.
The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.
The course of Nature is the art of God.
The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
Revere thyself, and yet thyself despise.
Less base the fear of death than fear of life.
All men think all men mortal, but themselves.
None think the great unhappy, but the great.
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
A friend is worth all hazards we can run.
The man that makes a character, makes foes.
One to destroy, is murder by the law; and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; to murder thousands, takes a specious name, ‘War’s glorious…
The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.
Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
Wise it is to comprehend the whole.
Read nature; nature is a friend to truth.
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