Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both.
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- Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; 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.
- The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
- With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.