Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
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A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.
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Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
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Act nothing in a furious passion. It's putting to sea in a storm.
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Anger is one of the sinews of the soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.
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Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.
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He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
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He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
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Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
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Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument.
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When good people have a falling out, only one of them may be at fault at first; but if the strife continues long, usually both become guilty.
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Soft words are hard arguments.
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He does not believe that does not live according to his belief .
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Blindness hatred is blind, as well as love.
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A book that is shut is but a block.
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A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.
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A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
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Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
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An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
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Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
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Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side ;of the face can smile while the other is pinched.
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Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
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Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
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Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
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The more wit the less courage.
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All doors open to courtesy.
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Search not a wound too deep lest thou make a new one.
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With foxes we must play the fox.
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Debt is the worst poverty.
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Despair gives courage to a coward.
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An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
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He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.
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Good clothes open all doors.
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What cannot be altered must be borne, not blamed.
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Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
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He teaches me to be good that does me good.
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Bad excuses are worse than none.
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Good is not good, when better is expected.
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Prospect is often better than possession.
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Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.
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Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.
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A good garden may have some weeds.
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If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
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There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.
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Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
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A good friend is my nearest relation.
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Lavishness is not generosity.
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He that bringeth a present findeth the door open.
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It is much better to have your gold in the hand than in the heart.
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The devil himself is good when he is pleased.
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A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.
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Eaten bread is soon forgotten.
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If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too.
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Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the heaven.
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Do nothing hastily but catching of fleas.
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If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
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Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.
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Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.
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The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.
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A man is not good or bad for one action.
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A fox should not be of the jury at a goose's trial.
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Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
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The more laws, the more offenders.
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Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
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Old foxes want no tutors.
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Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.
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We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
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If a man falls once, all will tread upon him.
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If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
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Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs, as if their mirth were turned into care for their young ones.
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Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.
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Memory is like a purse, if it be over-full that it cannot shut, all will drop out of it. Take heed of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on many things, lest the greediness of the appetite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof.
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We have all forgot more than we remember.
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Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
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God makes, and apparel shapes; but it's money that finishes the man.
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A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
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A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
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It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
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Poor men's reasons are not heard.
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He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.
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Today is yesterday's pupil.
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Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.
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He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.
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Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.
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Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
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Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money.
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Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
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Riches enlarge rather than satisfy appetites.
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He is rich that is satisfied.
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He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
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A generous confession disarms slander.
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A man surprised is half beaten.
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Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse
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The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
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Craft must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.
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Seeing is believing, but feeling's the truth.
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Virtue is the only true nobility.
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Vows are made in storms and forgotten in calm weather.
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Willful waste brings woeful want.
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The weakest and most timorous are the most revengeful and implacable.
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Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
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Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
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Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.
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He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows.
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Choose a wife by your ear than your eye.
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A small demerit extinguishes a long service.
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Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
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Fuller, Thomas

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