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Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.

In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.

People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.

Opportunity makes a thief.

Beauty is as summer fruits, which are easy to corrupt and cannot last; and for the most part it makes a dissolute youth, and an age a little out of countenance; but if it light well, it makes virtue shine and vice blush.

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.

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Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.

If money be not they servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.

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There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

He that will not apply new remedies, must expect new evils: for Time is the greatest innovator: and if Time, of course, alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?.