The little man is still a man.
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- A clever man commits no minor blunders.
- A collections of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.
- What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.
- No two men see the world exactly alike, and different temperaments will apply in different ways a principle that they both acknowledge. The same man will, indeed, often see and judge the same things differently on different occasions: early convictions must give way to more mature ones. Nevertheless, may not the opinions that a man holds and expresses withstand all trials, if he only remains true to himself and others?
- Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
- Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.