Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.
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- Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both.
- 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.
- It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.
- 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.
- Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
- Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.