Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.
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Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous.
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Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.
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Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.
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We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.
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Death is the cure for all diseases.
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Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
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It is we that are blind, not fortune.
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It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.
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To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy.
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But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.
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Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.
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Nature is the art of God.
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All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
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Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
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Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion.
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Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
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I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition.
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As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.
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Come, fair repentance, daughter of the skies! Soft harbinger of soon returning virtue; The weeping messenger of grace from heaven.
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We term sleep a death by which we may be literally said to die daily; in fine, so like death, I dare not trust it without my prayers.
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A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
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Browne, Sir Thomas

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