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I have observed, that a Reader seldom peruses a Book with Pleasure, 'till he knows whether the Writer of it be a black or a fair M ...
There is no kind of false Wit which has been so recommended by the Practice of all Ages, as that which consists in a Jingle of Wor ...
In all cases, excepting those of the bear and leopard, the female is less spirited than the male; in regard to the two exceptional ...
Excellence or virtue is a settled disposition of the mind that determines our choice of actions and emotions and consists essentia ...
It is the nature of our desires to be boundless, and many live only to gratify them. But for this purpose the first object is, not ...
It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to c ...
What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue ...
I am pleased that you have learned to love a hyacinth. The mere habit of learning to love is the thing; and a teachableness of dis ...
It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;Mit is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make so ...
A submissive spirit might be patient, a strong understanding would supply resolution, but here was something more; here was that e ...
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