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" A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead. "
" I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few. "
" The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person. "
" Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies. "
" The most positive men are the most credulous. "
" Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can. "
" To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. "
" Wit is the lowest form of humor. "
" The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head. "
" Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought. "
" Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few. "
" If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business. "
" The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more. "
" A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left. "
" Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. "
" To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' observer's sake. "
" What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. "
" A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. "
" Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after. "
" No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. "
" Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. "
" Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men. "
" Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. "
" The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres. "
" Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance. "
" And die of nothing but a rage to live. "
" True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. "
" The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave. "
" And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too. "
" Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example. "
" Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed. "