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'Tis no sin to cheat the devil
Sin
All men would be tyrants if they could.
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All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
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An Englishman will fairly drink as much As will maintain two families of Dutch
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And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
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As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.
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From this amphibious ill-born mob began
That vain, ill-natured thing, an Englishman.
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He bade me observe it, and I should always find, that the calamities of life were shared among the upper and lower part of mankind; but that the middle station had the fewest disasters
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He that is rich is wise
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I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women.
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In trouble to be troubled Is to have your trouble doubled
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It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions
Military
Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
InnocenceJustice
Middle age is youth without its levity,/ And age without decay.
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My man Friday (Robinson Crusoe)
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Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could
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Necessity makes an honest man a knave
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One day, about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man's naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen in the sand.
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Pride the first peer and president of hell.
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The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late
Men
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