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I love not man the less, but Nature more.
[Nature]
 

I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
 

I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.
 

I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor.
 

If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
[Solitude]
 

If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company.
 

If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.
 

If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.
 

In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy.
 

In her first passion woman loves her lover; In all the others, all she loves is love.
[Women]
 

In solitude, where we are least alone.
[Solitude]
 

It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
 

It is the hour when from the boughs The nightingale's high note is heard; It is the hour when lovers' vows Seem sweet in every whisper'd word.
 

It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe - you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.
 

It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
 

Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger.
 

Let us have wine and woman, mirth and laughter. Sermons and soda-water the day after.
[Festivities]
 

Letter-writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.
 

Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
 

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.
 


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