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Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.


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Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.
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Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
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Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the givers bosom.
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The pictures placed for ornament and use, The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose.
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In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill, For even though vanquished he could argue still.
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Man wants but little here below Nor wants that little long.
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The whitewash'd wall, the nicely sanded floor, The varnish'd clock that click'd behind the door; ...
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Her modest looks the cottage might adorn, Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.
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Thus 'tis with all; their chief and constant care Is to seem everything but what they are.
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This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.
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Amid thy desert-walks the lapwing flies, And tires their echoes with unvaried cries.
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Let observation with observant view, Observe mankind from China to Peru.
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Take a dollar from a thousand and it will be a thousand no more.
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Blame where you must, be candid where you can, And be each critic the Good-natured Man.
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By every remove I only drag a greater length of chain.
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The nakedness of the indigent world may be clothed from the trimmings of the vain.
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Aromatic plants bestow No spicy fragrance while they grow; But crush'd or trodden to the groun...
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Remembrance wakes with all her busy train, Swells at my breast, and turns the past to pain.
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The very pink of perfection.
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A pampered menial.
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Is he like Burke, who winds into a subject like a serpent?
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For just experience tells, in every soil, That those who think must govern those who toil
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I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.
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Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
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With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.
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Who can direct when all pretend to know?
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The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.
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Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
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The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.
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And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew.
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A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
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I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing.
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Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
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Unequal combinations are always disadvantageous to the weaker side.
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The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.
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Tenderness is a virtue.
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Every pang that rends the heart.
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To what fortuitous occurrence do we not owe every pleasure and convenience of our lives.
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Silence gives consent.
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No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.
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To what happy accident is it that we owe so unexpected a visit?
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Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
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Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end.
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Gay, sprightly, land of mirth and social ease Pleased with thyself, whom all the world can please.
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Round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
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Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long.
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Still to ourselves in every place consigned, / Our own felicity we make or find.
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You may all go to pot.
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The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.
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By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd, The sports of children satisfy the child.
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We sometimes had those little rubs which Providence sends to enhance the value of its favours.
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Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
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His conduct still right, with his argument wrong
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I always get the better when I argue alone
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The canvas glow'd beyond ev'n nature warm; The pregnant quarry teem'd with human form.
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I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
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I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
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Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.
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People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.
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Every absurdity has a champion to defend it; for error is always talkative.
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You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and...
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Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but ...
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Where wealth and freedom reign, contentment fails, And honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
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Their wants but few, their wishes all confin'd.
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I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects too. No, sir, these, I protest you,...
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The king himself has follow'd her When she has walk'd before.
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Trade's proud empire hastes to swift decay.
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His house was known to all the vagrant train, He chid their wanderings but reliev'd their pain; ...
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Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others
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And the weak soul, within itself unbless'd, Leans for all pleasure on another's breast.
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A flattering painter, who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
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Well had the boding tremblers learn'd to trace The day's disasters in his morning face.
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Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
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Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
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But winter lingering chills the lap of May.
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Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill; Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting still.
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Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
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All is not gold that glitters,
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Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so.
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Handsome is that handsome does.
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This is Liberty-Hall, gentlemen.
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The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them
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Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement
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Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
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A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of...
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Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs.
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Some faults are so closely allied to qualities that it is difficult to weed out the vice without era...
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No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.
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Fear guides more than gratitude.
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Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our ver...
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There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of...
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If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.
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The mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress.
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Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the co...
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People seldom improve when they have no other model, but themselves to copy after.
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The dancing pair that simply sought renown,
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The swain ...
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A night-cap deck'd his brows instead of bay, A cap by night,--a stocking all the day.
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It's like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt.
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Who mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth; If he had any faults, he has left us in dou...
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So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
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I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well
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Cheerful at morn he wakes from short repose, Breathes the keen air, and carols as he goes.
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Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam, His first best country ever is at home.
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I have spent my life laboriously doing nothing. [Lat., Vitam perdidi laboricose agendo.]
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Thus idly busy rolls their world away.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ill a prey,
Where wealth accumulates, and men decay;
Prince...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants a...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather t...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
I hate the French because they are all slaves and wear wooden shoes.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Good people all, with one accord, Lament for Madame Blaize, Who never wanted a good word-- ...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated ...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
And, e'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy, The heart, distrusting, asks if this be joy.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommod...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Leans for all pleasure on another's breast.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Pride in their port, defiance in their eye
I see the Lords of human kind pass by.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects too.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
As I take my shoes from the shoemaker, and my coat from the tailor, so I take my religion from the p...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
The man recovered of the bite, / The dog it was that died.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
They please, are pleas'd, they give to get esteem Till, seeming blest, they grow to what they seem...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Such dainties to them, their health it might hurt: It's like sending them ruffles, when wanting a ...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength to prevent, it seldom has justice enou...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Aromatic plants bestow no spicy fragrance while they grow; but crush'd or trodden to the ground, dif...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more s...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her l...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greate...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
To what fortuitous occurrence do we not owe every pleasure and convenience of our lives.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH