Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
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- We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
- Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
- Great necessities call out great virtues.
- For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.
- Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
- Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others.