"Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time."
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"Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm."
"Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence."
"The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it."
"Brevity is the body and soul of wit."
"Variety in mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something s."
"In youth one has tears without grief, in old age grief without tears."
"Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence."
"Cares are often more difficult to throw off than sorrows; the latter die with time, the former grow."
"The look of a king is itself a deed."
"The end we aim at must be known, before the way can be made."
"Passion makes the best observations and the sorriest conclusions."
"The parent is low, who having children, truly feels bored."
"No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons."
"Only action gives life strength, only moderation gives it charm."
"Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be driven."
"The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress."
"No one is more profoundly sad as one who laughs too much."
"Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs."
"Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name."
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