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"Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable."

"Knowledge is power."

"Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason."

"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics."

"If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us."

"Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly."

"We cannot command Nature except by obeying her."

"Wise men make more opportunities than they find."

"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea."

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."

"Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable."

"It is impossible to love and to be wise."

"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express."

"Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite."

"Friends are thieves of time."

"When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative."

"Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom."

"The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate."

"Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse."

"Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing."

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