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I wish, said Mr. [Fulke] Greville, men would not pretend to write of what they cannot be masters of. Another country--it is imposs ...
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion ...
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple dev ...
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad man.
I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking. But I strongly object when they start shaking them to make ...
Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.
While abroad, he met with a very salacious English woman, whose liberality retrieved his fortune, with several circumstances more ...
when this life is from the body fled,
To see it selfe in that eternall Glasse,
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Sweet Cupid's shafts, like destiny,
Doth causeless good or ill decree.
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The worth that worthiness should move
Is love, that is the bow of Love.
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