To bear other people’s afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.
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- The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs of his neighbor.
- Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life.
- There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
- Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones — with ingratitude.
- It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
- I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.