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- So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one’s own business; but to these we must add frugality if we would make our industry more certainly successful. A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and die not worth a grout at last.
- The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.
- Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
- That which resembles most living one’s life over again, seems to be to recall all the circumstances of it; and, to render this remembrance more durable, to record them in writing.
- Read much, but not many books.
- He that speaks much, is much mistaken.