"The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs."
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"I hold every man a debtor to his profession."
"Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable."
"All colors will agree in the dark."
"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God."
"Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man."
"It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral."
"We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do."
"Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul."
"The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears."
"Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory."
"Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use."
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
"Opportunity makes a thief."
"The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding."
"Nature is commanded by obeying her."
"The French are wiser than they seem, and the Spaniards seem wiser than they are."
"Mysteries are due to secrecy."
"No man's fortune can be an end worthy of his being."
"Money makes a good servant, but a bad master."
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