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Nathaniel Cotton Quotes





If solid happiness we prize, within our breast this jewel lies, And they are fools who roam; the world has nothing to bestow, From our own selves our bliss must flow, And that dear hut-our home.
[Happiness]
 

Imitation is the sincerest flattery.
[Flattery]
 

On God for all events depend; You cannot want when God's your friend. Weigh well your part and do your best; Leave to your Maker all the rest.
[Action]
 

So long as lust, whether of the world or the flesh, smells sweet in our nostrils, so long we are loathsome to God.
 

Tomorrow, didst thou say? Go to - I will not hear of it - To-morrow! 'tis a sharper who stakes his penury against thy plenty - who takes thy ready cash, and pays thee nought but wishes, hopes, and promises, the currency of idiots. Tomorrow! it is a period nowhere to he found in all the hoary registers of time, unless perchance in the fool's calendar. Wisdom disclaims the word, nor holds society with those that own it. "Tis fancy's child, and folly is its father: wrought on such stuff as dreams are; and baseless as the fantastic visions of the evening.