In the bottle discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
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Nature is a hanging judge
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Reason and truth will prevail at last
Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt
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To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.
Where there is no hope there can be no endeavor
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There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
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There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence,...