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'The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.'


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'Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.'


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'Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.'


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'God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.'


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'Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.'


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'Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.'


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'How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.'


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'Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.'


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'Knowledge is proud that it knows so much wisdom is humble that it knows no more.'


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'Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.'


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'Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.'


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'Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.'


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'Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.'


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'Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.'


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'They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.'


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'Knowledge is proud that it knows so much wisdom is humble that it knows no more.'


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'Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.'


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'They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.'

 

 

 

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