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" Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed. "
" No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach. "
" An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting. "
" The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged. "
" No one was ever scolded out of their sins. "
" Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid. "
" Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose. "
" Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay. "
" God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm. "
" O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. "
" The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow. "
" Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair. "
" Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God. "
" Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will. "
" They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed. "
" Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor. "
" Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray. "
" Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees. "
" God made the country, and man made the town. "
" Absence of proof is not proof of absence. "
" A fool must now and then be right, by chance. "
" How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home. "
" O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms? "
" Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too. "
" Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books. "
" No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed. "
" The darkest day, if you live till tomorrow, will have passed away. "
" The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul bawled out, Well done! As loud as he could bawl. "
" A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator. "
" The parson knows enough who knows a Duke. "
" Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more. "