"Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes. Observe her labors, sluggard, and be wise."
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"Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with."
"Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas."
"I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations."
"Language is the dress of thought."
"Labor, if it were not necessary for existence, would be indispensable for the happiness of man."
"The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it."
"Man is not weak; knowledge is more than equivalent to force."
"Knowledge is more than equivalent to force."
"To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life."
"I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just."
"I gleaned jests at home from obsolete farces."
"Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess."
"Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble."
"No man was ever great by imitation."
"As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy."
"Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle."
"Sir, a man may be so much of everything, that he is nothing of anything."
"I am a great friend to public amusements, for they keep the people from vice."
"I hate mankind, for I think of myself as one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am."
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