Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought -- asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
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People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
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True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.
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How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination.
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Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
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As the language of the face is universal, so 'tis very comprehensive; no laconism can reach it: 'Tis the short hand of the mind, and crowds a great deal in a little room
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Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
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Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.
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Collier, Jeremy

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