Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought -- asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.
Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.
Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
As the language of the face is universal, so 'tis very comprehensive; no laconism can reach it: 'Tis the short hand of the mind, and crowds a great deal in a little room
Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.
In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.
How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination.
True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.
People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
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