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By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself: see what thy soul doth wear. Dare to look in thy chest; for 'Tis thine own: And tumble up and down what thou findst there. Who cannot rest till he good fellows find, he breaks up house, turns out of doors his mind.
Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.
Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee.
Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.
He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself.
Lord, with what care hast Thou begirt us round! Parents first season us; then schoolmasters deliver us to laws; they send us bound to rules of reason, holy messengers, pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin, afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes, fine nets and stratagems to catch us in, bibles laid open, millions of surprises, blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, the sound of glory ringing in our ears: without, our shame; within, our consciences; angels and grace, eternal hopes and fears. Yet all these fences and their whole array one cunning bosom-sin blows quite away.
Spend not on hopes.
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