Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and
Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it courage which arises from a sense of duty acts in a uniform manner.
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch.
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
When love once pleas admission to our hearts, (In spite of all the virtue we can boast), The woman that deliberates is lost.
Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense.
When all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view, I'm lost In wonder, love and praise.
The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
A cheerful temper joined with innocence will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful and wit good-natured.
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