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You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company.

By: Soha Ali # 29
In Daughter Quotes

It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.

By: suresh kumar # 37
In Equality Quotes

It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other.

By: suresh kumar # 37
In Equality Quotes

Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.

By: suresh kumar # 37
In Equality Quotes

They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.

By: suresh kumar # 37
In Example Quotes

Exercise is labor without weariness.

By: suresh kumar # 37
In Exercise Quotes

In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath.

By: suresh kumar # 37
In Epitaph Quotes

His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.

By: Mandy John # 42
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What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

By: Nihal Singh # 36
In Effort Quotes

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.

By: Akshya Dhiman # 35
In Flattery Quotes

Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.

By: Akshya Dhiman # 35
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Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.

By: Akshya Dhiman # 35
In Fishing Quotes

Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil; but its duty, like that of other passions, is not to overbear reason, but to assist it. It should not be suffered to tyrannize.

By: Akshya Dhiman # 35
In Fear Quotes

Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God.

By: Akshya Dhiman # 35
In Fear Quotes

To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few things that cannot be brought. It is the free gift of mankind, which must be deserved before it will be granted, and is at last unwillingly bestowed.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
In Fame Quotes

He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his happiness to the winds; but he that endeavors after it by false merit, has to fear, not only the violence of the storm, but the leaks of his vessel.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
In Fame Quotes

Parents and children seldom act in concert: each child endeavors to appropriate the esteem or fondness of the parents, and the parents, with yet less temptation, betray each other to their children.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
In Family Quotes

Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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Sir, I do not call a gamester a dishonest man; but I call him an unsociable man, an unprofitable man. Gaming is a mode of transferring property without producing any intermediate good.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
In Gambling Quotes

The chains of habit are generally too week to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
In Habit Quotes

The habit of looking on the best side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a years.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
In Habit Quotes

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