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It is as often a weakness in the aged to dictate to the young, as it is folly in the young to slight the warnings of the aged.
Experience cannot be transferred. We may give wise advice, but we cannot give wisdom to follow it.
No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind.
I thought it altogether proper that I should take a brief furlough from official duties at Washington to mingle with you here to-d ...
Sweet Echo, sweetest Nymph that liv'st unseen
Within thy airy shell
Moral sensibilities are nowadays at such cross-purposes that to one man a morality is proved by its utility, while to another its ...
The more a person indulges himself the less others are willing to indulge him.
There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various "truths," and as a result there is no truth.
The good--have always been the beginning of the end.
It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist.
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