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" At ev'ry word a reputation dies. "
" But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state? "
" Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise! "
" Men would be angels, angels would be gods. "
" No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her. "
" Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after. "
" Fools admire, but men of sense approve. "
" On wrongs swift vengeance waits. "
" Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be. "
" The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg. "
" Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. "
" Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below. "
" In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. "
" Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools. "
" They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake. "
" Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men. "
" Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly. "
" Woman's at best a contradiction still. "
" To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' observer's sake. "
" Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought. "
" The world forgetting, by the world forgot. "
" Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever. "
" Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. "
" So vast is art, so narrow human wit. "
" Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place. "
" To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. "
" The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice. "
" Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. "
" And die of nothing but a rage to live. "
" Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind. "
" Passions are the gales of life. "