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" A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it. "
" Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit. "
" He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care. "
" We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that. "
" Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children. "
" Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works. "
" Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast. "
" Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers. "
" Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. "
" Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom. "
" Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world. "
" Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts. "
" True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it. "
" Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. "
" Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. "
" In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self. "
" Passion is a sort of fever in the mind, which ever leaves us weaker than it found us. "
" It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any. "
" Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants. "
" Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers. "
" To be like Christ is to be a Christian. "
" To be a man's own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody's. "
" True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. "
" Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel. "
" Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains. "
" He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end. "
In The End
" A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. "
" He that lives to live forever, never fears dying. "
" The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune. "
" Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness. "
" Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man. "