As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
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I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united; and when one suffers, the other sympathizes.
The manner of a vulgar man has freedom without ease the manner of a gentleman, ease without freedom
In the case of scandal as in that of robbery, the receiver is always thought as bad as the thief
Know the true value of time snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it
In order to judge of the inside of others, study your own for men in general are very much alike, and though one has one prevailing passion, and another has another, yet their operations are much the same and whatever engages or disgusts, pleases,
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