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''We are always doing,'' says he, ''something for posterity, but I wou...   Life
A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many c...   Life
A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this worl...   Life
A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preser...   Life
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but s...   Life
A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no vi...   Life
A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants...   Life
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.   Life
Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon ...   Life
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he ha...   Life
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but thei...   Life
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which ar...   Life
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the ...   Life
Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has ...   Life
Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought.   Life
Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imaginatio...   Imagination
He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, ...   Life
I consider an human soul without education like marble in the quarry, ...   Life
I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pl...   Life
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, ...   Life
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of d...   Life
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in ...   Life
Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great l...   Life
Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of h...   Life
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a wea...   Life
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more ...   Life
Jesters do often prove prophets.   Life
Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain w...   Life
Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition ...   Life
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A m...   Life
Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.   Life
Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clo...   Life
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.   Life
Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have h...   Life
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest ...   Life
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the...   Life
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.   Life
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.   Life
One's religion is whatever he is most interested in, and yours is Succ...   Life
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses an...   Life
Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble...   Life
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.   Life
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.   Life
See in what peace a Christian can die.   Life
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity...   Life
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.   Life
That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet ...   Life
The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the...   Life
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain ...   Life
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to s...   Life
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to t...   Life
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the f...   Life
The post of honour is a private station.   Life
The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and natu...   Life
The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fort...   Life
The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is call...   Life
The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation...   Life
The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing...   Life
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.   Life
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.   Life
There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch.   Life
There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.   Life
They were a people so primitive they did not know how to get money, ex...   Life
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, ...   Life
To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes n...   Life
To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith tha...   Life
To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to...   Life
To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no groun...   Life
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's...   Life
What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.   Life
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.   Life
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but tri...   Life
When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies t...   Life
When somebody gives you a sexy look, you know they're trying. It's ter...   Life
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, w...   Life
Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in bot...   Life