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Truth and sincerity have a certain distinguishing native lustre about them which cannot be perfectly counterfeited they are like fire and flame, that cannot be painted.


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Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water.
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Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg you explain English by Greek.
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Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
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Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
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Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech which is the right of every man as far as by it he does not hurt or control the right of another and this is the only check it ought to suffer and the only bounds it ought to know.... Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech, a thing terrible to traitors.
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