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This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
[Bodies]
 

This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.
 

This sort of adoration of the real is but a heightening of the beau ideal.
 

Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.
 

Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.
[Man]
 

Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
 

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
 

Tis enough - Who listens once will listen twice; Her heart be sure is not of ice, And one refusal no rebuff.
 

Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.
 

Tis strange - but true; for truth is always strange, Stranger than fiction.
[Trust]
 

Tis sweet to hear the watchdog's honest bark Bay deep-mouth'd welcome as we draw near home.
 

Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
[Death]
 

To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
 

To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.
 

Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
 

We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
 

What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.
 

What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? The hearts bleed longest, and but heal to wear That which disfigures it.
 

What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.
 

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.
 


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