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English Essayist, Poet, Dramatist and Statesman, 1672-1719
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We have in England a particular bashfulness in everything that regards religion.
We travel through time as through a country filled with many wild and empty wastes, which we would fain hurry over, that we may arrive at those several little settlements or imaginary points of rest which are dispersed up and down in it
What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
When a man becomes familiar with his goddess, she quickly sinks into a woman
When a man is made up wholly of the dove, without the least grain of the serpent in his composition, he becomes ridiculous in many circumstances of life, and very often discredits his best actions
When love once pleads admission to our hearts, / In spite of all the virtue we can boast,/ The woman that deliberates is lost.
When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
When somebody gives you a sexy look, you know they're trying. It's terrible! But when you smile, it's so much sexier!
Men and Women
Wit is the fetching of congruity out of incongruity
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.
Words, when well chosen, have so great a force in them that a description often gives us more lively ideas than the sight of things themselves
Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts, Old age is slow in both
Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both.
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