Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
Variety is the very spice of life that gives it all its flavour.
Society friendship and love Divinely bestow'd upon man, O had I the wings of a dove How soon I would taste you again!
Great contest follows, and much learned dust Involves the combatants; each claiming truth, And truth disclaiming both.
For 'tis a truth well known to most, That whatsoever thing is lost We seek it, ere it come to light, In every cranny but the right
God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.
The path of sorrow and that path alone, leads to a land where sorrow is unknown.
Oh to have a lodge in some vast wilderness. Where rumors of oppression and deceit, of unsuccessful and successful wars may never reach me anymore.
I pity them greatly, but I must be mum, for how could we do without sugar and rum?
Forced from home, and all its pleasures, afric coast I left forlorn; to increase a stranger's treasures, o the raging billows borne. Men from England bought and sold me, paid my price in paltry gold; but, though theirs they have enroll'd me, minds are never to be sold.
No one was ever scolded out of their sins.
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