"Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action."
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"Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor."
"A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot."
"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out."
"She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts."
"He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes."
"Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind."
"In Plato's opinion, man was made for philosophy; in Bacon's opinion, philosophy was made for man."
"The object of oratory alone in not truth, but persuasion."
"The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature."
"We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality."
"He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable."
"We must judge a government by its general tendencies and not by its happy accidents."
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