Suspicion is most often useless pain.
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- He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt.
- Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
- Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.
- He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
- There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
- I have thought of a pulley to raise me gradually; but that would give me pain, as it would counteract my natural inclination. I would have something that can dissipate the inertia and give elasticity to the muscles. We can heat the body, we can cool it; we can give it tension or relaxation; and surely it is possible to bring it into a state in which rising from bed will not be a pain.