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Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the read more

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.

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The rich are more envied by those who have a little, than by those who have nothing.

The rich are more envied by those who have a little, than by those who have nothing.

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Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to read more

Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

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We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.

We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.

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No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with read more

No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.

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As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as read more

As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.

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The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later

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We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.

We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.

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Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.

Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.

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Subtract from the great man all that he owes to opportunity, all that he owes to chance, and all that read more

Subtract from the great man all that he owes to opportunity, all that he owes to chance, and all that he gained by the wisdom of his friends and the folly of his enemies, and the giant will often be seen to be a pygmy.

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