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English Essayist, Poet, Dramatist and Statesman, 1672-1719
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Pray consider what a figure a man would make in the republic of letters.
Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.
See in what peace a Christian can die.
Sir Roger told them, with the air of a man who would not give his judgement rashly, that much might be said on both sides.
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man.
Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.
That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnamity of the rich.
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding
The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment.
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure; ours has severest virtue for its basis, and such a friendship ends not but with life.
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