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- Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
- If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
- We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
- Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
- If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
- Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.