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Learn to shrink yourself to the size of the company you are in. Take their tone, whatever it may be, and excell in it if you can; ...
A wise man will live as much within his wit as his income.... Bear this truth always in your mind, that you may be admired for you ...
Women of fashion and character--I do not mean absolutely unblemished--are a necessary ingredient in the composition of good compan ...
Many people come into company full of what they intend to say in it themselves, without the least regard to others; and thus charg ...
A certain degree of ceremony is a necessary outwork of manners, as well as of religion; it keeps the forward and petulant at a pro ...
Gratitude is a burden upon our imperfect nature, and we are but too willing to ease ourselves of it, or at least to lighten it as ...
The great, the rich, the powerful, too often bestow their favours upon their inferiors in the manner they bestow their scraps upon ...
Let us not only scatter benefits, but even strew flowers for our fellow-travellers, in the rugged ways of this wretched world.
Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is.
Religion is by no means a proper subject of conversation in mixed company; it should only be treated among a very few people of le ...
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