Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
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- Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favorable to virtue. Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitious, and possibly mad.
- Surely life, if it be not long, is tedious, since we are forced to call in the assistance of so many trifles to rid us of our time, of that time which never can return.
- You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity.
- No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
- No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.
- There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money.