Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
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No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned… a man...
The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.
There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence, may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
He that overvalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.
It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached.
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
The greatest part of a writers time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.