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It is right it should be so, Man was made for joy and woe; And when this we rightly know, Through the world we safely go.
[Acceptance]
 

Life delights in life.
[Happiness]
 

Lives in eternity's sun rise.
 

Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
 

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
 

Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
[Happiness]
 

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
[Aspiration]
 

One thought. fills immensity.
[Thinking]
 

Opposition is true friendship.
 

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
 

Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.
 

Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
 

Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night.
[Birth]
 

That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.
[Against]
 

The bird, a nest; the spider, a web; man, friendship.
[Friendship]
 

The busy bee has no time for sorrow.
 

The cistern contains: the fountain overflows.
 

The cut worm forgives the plow.
[Forgiveness]
 

The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.
 

The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the crow.
 


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