Weak arguments are often thrust before my path; but although they are most insubstantial, it is not easy to destroy them. There is not a more difficult feat known than to cut through a cushion with a sword.
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Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.
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Unless people can be kept in the dark, it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light.
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Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
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He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.
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A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.
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Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
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In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed, we see most dimly the objects which are close around us.
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Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.
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To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
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Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.
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It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
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As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, What is truth?
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Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.
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Whately, Richard

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