Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
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- It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it.
- A person’s fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
- Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
- When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.
- Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life — in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.