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"For what can war, but endless war, still breed?"

"Less excellent, as thou thyself perceivest."

"The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven."

"Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship."

"A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit."

"He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon."

"The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby."

"Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung."

"Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness."

"True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves."

"How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!"

"Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self."

"They also serve who only stand and wait."

"Assuredly we bring not innocence not the world, we bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary."

"He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well."

"Better to reign in hell than serve in heav'n."

"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to my conscience, above all liberties."

"So dear I love him that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life."

"Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself."

"He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king."

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