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" A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool. "
" The world have payed too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are. "
" Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of. "
" A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not. "
" If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil. "
" Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are. "
" Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not. "
" The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts. "
" We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions. "
" Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not. "
" Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor. "
" Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation. "
" Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be. "
" It is not death, but dying, which is terrible. "
" He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later. "
" There is an insolence which none but those who themselves deserve contempt can bestow, and those only who deserve no contempt can bear. "
" LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites. "
" A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World! "
" The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim. "
" When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager than the man, If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on. "
" Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. "
" Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy. "
" Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us. "
" All nature wears one universal grin. "
" I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species. "
" When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more. "
" There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman. "
" Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. "
" What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. "
" The devil take me, if I think anything but love to be the object of love. "
" When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief. "