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Quote Left Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Quote Right
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Quote Left Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship. Quote Right
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Quote Left True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. Quote Right
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Quote Left If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is no virtue so truly great and godlike as Justice. Most of the other virtues are the virtues of created Beings, or accommodated to our nature as we are men. Justice is that which is practised by God himself, and to be practised in its perfection by none but him. Omniscience and Omnipotence are requisite for the full exertion of it. The one, to discover every degree of uprightness or iniquity in thoughts, words and actions. The other, to measure out and impart suitable rewards and punishments. As to be perfectly just is an attribute in the divine nature, to be so to the utmost of our abilities is the glory of a man. Such an one who has the publick administration in his hands, acts like the representative of his Maker, in recompencing the virtuous, and punishing the offender. Quote Right
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Quote Left If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. Quote Right
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Quote Left The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures. Quote Right
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Quote Left What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul. Quote Right
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Quote Left He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young. Quote Right
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Quote Left Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a perpetual succession of miracles rising into view. Quote Right
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Quote Left The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight. Quote Right
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Quote Left A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side. Quote Right
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Quote Left True benevolence, or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation. Quote Right
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Quote Left The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount. Quote Right
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Quote Left To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude. Quote Right
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Quote Left Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. Quote Right
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Quote Left Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency. Quote Right
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Quote Left What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country. Quote Right
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Quote Left To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement. Quote Right
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Quote Left A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress. Quote Right
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Quote Left A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes. Quote Right
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Quote Left A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes. Quote Right
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Quote Left To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man. Quote Right
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Quote Left The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves. Quote Right
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Quote Left Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity. Quote Right
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Quote Left Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express. Quote Right
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Quote Left There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol. Quote Right
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