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Next to hypocrisy in religion, there is nothing worse than hypocrisy in friendship.

    Topics: Hypocrisy, Friendship

Never throw mud. You may miss your mark; but you must have dirty hands.

    Topics: Hypocrisy

As in a pair of bellows, there is a forced breath without life, so in those that are puffed up with the wind of ostentation, there may be charitable words without works.

    Topics: Hypocrisy

The idle man is the devil's cushion, on which he taketh his free ease, who, as he is incapable of any good, so he is fitly disposed for all evil motions.

    Topics: Idleness

A good man is kinder to his enemy than bad men to their friends.

    Topics: Kindness, Enemies, Men

Those that dare lose a day, ate dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it, are desperate.

    Topics: Laziness

I have seldom seen much ostentation and much learning met together. The sun, rising and declining, makes long shadows; at mid day, when he is highest, none at all.

    Topics: Learning

Every day is a little life, and our whole life is but a day repeated. Therefore live every day as if it would be the last. Those that dare lose a day, are dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it are desperate.

    Topics: Life

Society is the atmosphere of souls; and we necessarily imbibe from it something which is either infectious or healthful.

    Topics: Life

Our wishes are the true touchstone of our estate; such as we wish to be we are. Worldly hearts affect earthly things; spiritual, divine. We cannot better know what we are than by what we would be.

    Topics: Life, Worldliness

Pleasures come like oxen slow and heavily, and go away like post-horses, upon the spur.

    Topics: Life

Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.

    Topics: Philosophy

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