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That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with.
[T]he most artful method [of courtship] would be this, to tell her that what she doth not possess is useless and contemptible, tha ...
I had some short struggle in my mind whether I should resign my lover or my liberty, but this lasted not long. I found myself as f ...
Agreeable then to my present inclination, I formed the object of my own worship, which was no other than my own understanding.
[F]or as Socrates says that a wise man is a citizen of the world, so I thought that a wise woman was equally at liberty to range t ...
The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination.
I was amongst the virtues like the great Turk in his seraglio of women, and I chose to dwell with that virtue which looked the fai ...
I was by degrees awakened as from a dream, and feared that my whole life could properly be counted nothing else but a fantastic vi ...
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