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'Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.'


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'Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.'


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'Successful crimes alone are justified.'


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'Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.'


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'Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.'


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'The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.'


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'Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.'


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'Death in itself is nothing but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.'


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'By education most have been misled So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.'


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'Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.'


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'He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.'


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'Death in itself is nothing but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.'


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'Forgiveness to the injured does belong but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.'


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'Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more if future fortunes were known before!'


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'Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.'


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'Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.'


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'When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.'


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'Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.'


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'Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.'


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'Love is love's reward.'


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'But love's a malady without a cure.'


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'Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son.'


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'Beware the fury of a patient man.'


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'Dancing is the poetry of the foot.'


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'For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.'


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'War is the trade of Kings.'

 

 

 

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