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A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
First, whenever a man talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not his reason, but his passions, which have got the better of his creed. A bad life and a good belief are disagreeable and troublesome neighbors, and where they separate, depend upon it, 'Tis for no other cause but quietness sake.
I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me.
Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.
So long as a man rides his hobbyhorse peaceably and quietly along the King's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him - pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?
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