It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of ;antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
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- A man’s first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, and his next to escape the censures of the world.
- Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
- An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
- A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
- It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.
- He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.