This made me reflect, how vain an attempt it is for a man to endeavor to do himself honor among those who are out of all degree of equality or comparison with him.
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Ingratitude is amongst them a capital crime, as we read it to have been in some other countries: for they reason thus; that whoever makes ill-returns to his benefactor, must needs be a common enemy to the rest of the mankind, from where he has received no obligations and therefore such man is not fit to live.
Deaf, giddy, helpless, left alone, To all my friends a burden grown No more I hear my church's bell Than if it rang out for my knell At thunder now no more I start Than at the rumbling of a cart
A fool can ask more questions than the wisest can answer.
Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
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