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... generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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I am a great friend to public amusements, for they keep people from vice.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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But grant, the virtues of a temp'rate prime Bless with an age exempt from scorn or crime; An age that melts with unperceived decay, And glides in modest innocence away.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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Every man of any education would rather be called a rascal, than accused of deficiency in the graces.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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The happiest part of a man's life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning.

By: Amit Kher # 26
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Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him.

By: Amit Kher # 27
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A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.

By: Amit Kher # 27
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Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.

By: Amit Kher # 27
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What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

By: Amit Kher # 27
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You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity.

By: New ID # 38
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He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.

By: New ID # 38
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This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.

By: Dr. Reddy Labs # 34
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Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home.

By: Dr. Reddy Labs # 34
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There are charms made only for distance admiration.

By: Dr. Reddy Labs # 34
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Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. You will find it a calamity.

By: Dr. Reddy Labs # 34
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If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

By: Amit Sana # 31
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Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.

By: Amit Sana # 31
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Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.

By: Amit Sana # 31
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I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.

By: Soha Ali # 29
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It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.

By: Soha Ali # 29
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Small debts are like small gun shot; they are rattling around us on all sides and one can scarcely escape being wounded. Large debts are like canons, they produce a loud noise, but are of little danger.

By: Soha Ali # 29
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