The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last
Quote by William Shenstone
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Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
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Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you...
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself...
Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.
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The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is...
A fool and his words are soon parted.
His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished his knowledge of the world.
A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased.
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside...
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts.
Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.