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He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly?
 

He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.
[Conquest]
 

Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
 

Here's a sigh to those who love me And a smile to those who hate; And whatever sky's above me, Here's a heart for every fate.
[Toasts]
 

Hereditary boundsmen! Know ye not Who would be free themselves must strike the blow?
[Cowardice]
 

His speech was a fine sample, on the whole, Of rhetoric, which the learn'd call "rigmarole."
[Speech]
 

History is the devil's scripture.
 

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
 

I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.
 

I am never long, even in the society of her I love, without yearning for the company of my lamp and my library.
[Literature]
 

I am not now That which I have been.
[Change]
 

I awoke one morning and found myself famous.
[Fame]
 

I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains.
 

I do detest everything which is not perfectly mutual.
 

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
 

I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves.
 

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.
[Marriage]
 

I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
 

I have not loved the world, nor the world me; I have not flatter'd its rank breath, nor bow'd To its idolatries a patient knee.
[World]
 

I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.
 


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