That things are changed, and that nothing really perishes, and that the sum of matter remains exactly the same, is sufficiently certain.
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- Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
- He that will not apply new remedies, must expect new evils: for Time is the greatest innovator: and if Time, of course, alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?.
- Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied.
- It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear.
- Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
- Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.