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"Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment."

"No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!"

"There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion."

"He scratched his ear, the infallible resource to which embarrassed people have recourse."

"A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins."

"Prolonged endurance tames the bold."

"I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness."

"Posterity will never survey a nobler grave than this: here lie the bones of Castlereagh: stop, traveler, and piss."

"Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?"

"To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin."

"Your letter of excuses has arrived. I receive the letter but do not admit the excuses except in courtesy, as when a man treads on your toes and begs your pardon - the pardon is granted, but the joint aches, especially if there is a corn upon it."

"Alas! how deeply painful is all payment!"

"Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, streams like the thunderstorm against the wind."

"A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends."

"I have always laid it down as a maxim -and found it justified by experience -that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex -but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other."

"I have had, and may have still, a thousand friends, as they are called, in life, who are like one's partners in the waltz of this world -not much remembered when the ball is over."

"I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now and then, but every turn of the card and cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive - besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else."

"All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin."

"I do detest everything which is not perfectly mutual."

"The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice."

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