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Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

    Topics: Habits, Life

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

    Topics: Happiness, Wisdom, Foolishness

The remedy is worse than the disease.

    Topics: Health

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

    Topics: Holy Spirit, Light

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order. God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.

    Topics: Kindness, Discretion

Knowledge is power.

    Topics: Knowledge, Power

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

    Topics: Life, Humorous, Age

A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.

    Topics: Marriage

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

    Topics: Philosophy, Atheism

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

    Topics: Suffering, Character, Revenge

What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.

    Topics: Truth

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.

    Topics: Virtue

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