It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
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- When the righteous man truth away from his righteousness that he hath committed and doeth that which is neither quite lawful nor quite right, he will generally be found to have gained in amiability what he has lost in holiness.
- When the water of a place is bad it is safest to drink none that has not been filtered through either the berry of a grape, or else a tub of malt. These are the most reliable filters yet invented.
- It is tact that is golden, not silence.
- Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderated use rather than total abstinence.
- Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
- Silence is not always tact, but it is tact that is golden, not silence.