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"It is a wise father that knows his own child."

"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry."

"The love of heaven makes one heavenly."

"A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, Never in the tongue of him that makes it."

"Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."

"The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils."

"Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong."

"Tones that sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes."

"Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body."

"Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing."

"We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements."

"Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones."

"Weariness can snore upon the flint, when resty sloth finds the down pillow hard."

"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions."

"Reflection is the business of man; a sense of his state is his first duty: but who remembereth himself in joy? Is it not in mercy then that sorrow is allotted unto us?"

"Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue."

"Not wine... men intoxicate themselves; Not vice... men entice themselves."

"Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart."

"Desire of having is the sin of covetousness."

"Lawless are they that make their wills their law."

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