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Among the sons of men how few are known, who dare be just to merit not their own!
[Merit]
 

An awkward man never does justice to himself; to his intelligence, to his intentions, or to his actual merit. - A fine person, or a beauteous face are in vain without the grace of deportment.
 

Be England what she will, With all her faults, she is my country still.
[England]
 

Children of the night, of indigestion bred.
 

Fashion is a word which knaves and fools may use to excuse their knavery and folly.
[Fashion]
 

Fops take a world of pains, to prove that bodies can exist without brains; the former so fantastically drest, that the latter's absence may be safely guessed.
 

Genius is independent of situation.
 

Genius is of no country.
 

He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.
[Speech]
 

It can't be Nature, for it is not sense.
 

Keep up appearances; there lies the test. The world will give thee credit for the rest.
 

Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest.
 

No crime is so great to envy as daring to excel.
[Envy]
 

Patience is sorrow's salve.
 

Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.
 

The best things carried to excess are wrong.
 

The danger chiefly lies in acting well; no crime's so great as daring to excel.
 

The more haste ever the worse speed.
[Haste]
 

The most infamous are fond of fame; and those who fear not guilt, yet start at shame.
 

Those who fear not guilt, yet start at shame.
[Shame]
 


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