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It is not the hand but the understanding of a man that may be said to write.
 

It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.
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It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
 

It takes all sorts (to make a world).
 

Jealousy sees things always with magnifying glasses which make little things large, of dwarfs giants, of suspicions truths.
[Jealousy]
 

Jests that give pains are no jests.
 

Journey over all the universe in a map, without the expense and fatigue of traveling, without suffering the inconveniences of heat, cold, hunger, and thirst.
 

Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
 

Let each man say what he chooses; if because of this I am criticized by the ignorant, I shall not be chastised by the learned.
 

Let every man mind his own business.
 

Let none presume to tell me that the pen is preferable to the sword.
 

Let us forget and forgive injuries.
[Forgiveness]
 

Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.
 

Love and desire are two different things; not everything that is loved is desired, and not everything that is desired is loved.
 

Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.
 

Make hay while the sun shines.
[Sun]
 

Man appoints, and God disappoints.
[God]
 

Many count their chickens before they are hatched; and where they expect bacon, meet with broken bones.
 

Marriage is a noose.
[Marriage]
 

Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
 


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