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"Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son."

"Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone."

"The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one."

"Never was patriot yet, but was a fool."

"He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him."

"Resolved to ruin or to rule the state."

"Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today."

"Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue."

"Nature meant me a wife, a silly harmless household Dove, fond without art; and kind without deceit."

"The first is the law, the last prerogative."

"There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know."

"Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me."

"All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey."

"Thou strong seducer, Opportunity!"

"Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease."

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