To think that the affairs of this life always remain in the same state is a vain presumption; indeed they all seem to be perpetually changing and moving in a circular course. Spring is followed by summer, summer by autumn, and autumn by winter, which is again followed by spring, and so time continues its everlasting round. But the life of man is ever racing to its end, swifter than time itself, without hope of renewal, unless in the next that is limitless and infinite.
What man can pretend to know the riddle of a woman's mind?
'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.
Man appoints, and God disappoints.
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.
Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.
Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.
No man is more than another unless he does more than another.
Every man is the son of his own works.
Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed on man with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk our lives and, on for the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can befall man.
For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
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