A day, an hour of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity in bondage.
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- Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought.
- A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
- 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.
- 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.
- It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.
- An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.