I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
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- 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.
- To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
- Youth enters the world with very happy prejudices in her own favor. She imagines herself not only certain of accomplishing every adventure, but of obtaining those rewards which the accomplishment may deserve. She is not easily persuaded to believe that the force of merit can be resisted by obstinacy and avarice, or its luster darkened by envy and malignity.
- So different are the colors of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past; and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.
- It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
- The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.