At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
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- When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.
- A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
- In all evils which admits a remedy, impatience should be avoided, because it wastes the time and attention in complaints which, if properly applied, might remove the cause.
- Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
- I know not anything more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experience with expectation, or to register from time to time the difference between idea and reality. It is by this kind of observation that we grow daily less liable to be disappointed.
- 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.