He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatest of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.
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Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.
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When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more.
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We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions.
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There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
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A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
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When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
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There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
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There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself.
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Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us.
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In reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
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Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.
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It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible.
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It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
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It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.
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Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
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Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
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A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!
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Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
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Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
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Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
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Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.
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Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
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His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
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Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
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Where the law ends tyranny begins.
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A lover, when he is admitted to cards, ought to be solemnly silent, and observe the motions of his mistress. He must laugh when she laughs, sigh when she sighs. In short, he should be the shadow of her mind. A lady, in the presence of her lover, should never want a looking-glass; as a beau, in the presence of his looking-glass, never wants a mistress.
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When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager than the man, If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on.
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One fool at least in every married couple.
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If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
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Sir, money, money, the most charming of all things; money, which will say more in one moment than the most elegant lover can in years. Perhaps you will say a man is not young; I answer he is rich. He is not genteel, handsome, witty, brave, good-humored, but he is rich, rich, rich, rich, rich --that one word contradicts everything you can say against him.
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Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.
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Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.
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All nature wears one universal grin.
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The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.
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Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to Heaven.
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Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
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I have found it; I have discovered the cause of all the misfortunes which befell him. A public school, Joseph, was the cause of all the calamities which he afterwards suffered. Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
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He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.
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What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.
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Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
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Fielding, Henry

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