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"Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are."

"You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water."

"By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man."

"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us."

"Beware the fury of a patient man."

"God never made His work for man to mend."

"Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be."

"What passions cannot music raise or quell?"

"Love is love's reward."

"A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow."

"The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves."

"Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun."

"Honor is but an empty bubble."

"When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow, They melted as they fell."

"Words are but pictures of our thoughts."

"If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed the deeper they burn."

"And plenty makes us poor."

"Boldness is a mask for fear, however great."

"Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten."

"Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue."

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