"Sorrow is the rust of the soul and activity will cleanse and brighten it."
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"If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle."
"If a man could say nothing against a character but what he can prove, history could not be written."
"Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate."
"Life will not bear refinement. You must do as other people do."
"The highest panegyric, therefore, that private virtue can receive, is the praise of servants."
"That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our own esteem."
"Security will produce danger."
"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off."
"To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly."
"When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land."
"There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, toil, envy, want, and patron."
"It is better to live rich, than to die rich."
"Some people wave their dogmatic thinking until their own reason is entangled."
"Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice."
"Treating your adversary with respect is giving him an advantage to which he is not entitled."
"Why, Sir, most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things."
"Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world."
"Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language."
"Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen."
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