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Thou must content thyself to see the world imperfect as it is. Thou wilt never have any quiet if thou vexest thyself because thou canst not bring mankind to that exact notion of things and rule of life which thou hast formed in thy own mind.

Trust not the world, for it never payeth what it promiseth.

We may be pretty certain that persons whom all the world treats ill deserve the treatment they get. The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice.

We may despise the world, but we cannot do without it.

What is meant by a "knowledge of the world" is simply an acquaintance with the infirmities of men.

Why, then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.

World without end.

You have too much respect upon the world: they lose it that do buy it with much care.

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.


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