"No two men can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other."
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"I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read."
"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."
"There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity."
"It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability."
"Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions."
"The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity."
"The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty."
"Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home."
"This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive."
"Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity."
"It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust."
"In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness."
"All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance."
"Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little."
"He who has provoked the shaft of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it."
"He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty."
"A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization."
"A vow is a snare for sin."
"The wise man applauds he who he thinks most virtuous; the rest of the world applauds the wealthy."
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