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A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent conc...   Intelligence
Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.   Life
Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.   Life
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too,...   Life
Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, continge...   Life
Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings ...   Life
Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterit...   Life
Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must inc...   Life
Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physici...   Life
Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fab...   Life
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greates...   Life
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.   Love
Friendship, of itself a holy tie,Is made more sacred by adversity.   Life
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life,...   Life
He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and tr...   Life
He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, wi...   Life
He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himsel...   Life
He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he wh...   Life
I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.   Life
If a horse has four legs, and I'm riding it, I think I can win.   Life
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the bri...   Life
In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good,...   Life
It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to vent...   Life
It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee s...   Life
Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have ...   Life
Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what...   Life
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and the...   Life
Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has ...   Life
Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves t...   Life
Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Lif...   Life
Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predomi...   Life
Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they ...   Life
Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinne...   Marriage
Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they sh...   Life
Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it;...   Religion
Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius ...   Life
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which ever...   Time
Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good b...   Life
None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.   Life
Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity h...   Life
Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we ...   Life
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its rea...   Life
Our income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; b...   Life
Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength   Life
Physical courage, which engages all danger, will make a person brave i...   Life
Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeath...   Life
Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.   Life
The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparen...   Life
The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may n...   Life
The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they ar...   Life
The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical ...   Life
The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. T...   Life
The present time has one advantage over every other - it is our own.   Life
The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living...   Life
The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation...   Life
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by...   Life
There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by h...   Life
There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.   Life
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks ...   Life
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their a...   Life
Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own cou...   Life
To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more l...   Life
To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who ...   Life
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it...   Life
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough...   Life
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known ...   Life
Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.   Life
We ask advice, but we mean approbation.   Life
We believe that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.   Life
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know th...   Life
We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despis...   Life
We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to th...   Life
Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and want...   Life
When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have do...   Life
When you have nothing to say, say nothing.   Life