"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never."
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"Reply to wit with gravity, and to gravity with wit."
"Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions."
"It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth."
"Theories are private property, but truth is common stock."
"Time; that black and narrow isthmus between two eternities."
"Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable."
"Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books."
"Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost."
"He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed."
"When we fail our pride supports us and when we succeed, it betrays us."
"Secrecy is the soul of all great designs."
"Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish."
"There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence."
"No man is wise enough, or good enough to be trusted with unlimited power."
"Pity is a thing often vowed, seldom felt; hatred is a thing often felt, seldom avowed."
"Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength"
"To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another."
"Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them."
"Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer."
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