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We know that Heaven chastens those whom it loves best being pleased by repeated trials, to make ... pure spirits more pure.


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If she did not wish to lead a virtuous life, at least she desired to enjoy a character for virtue . . .
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It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
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If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
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I would rather make my name than inherit it.
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The true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors.
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