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Every habit makes our hand more witty and our wit less handy.
What one really wants is youth, and what one really loses is years. Life becomes at last a mere piece of acting. One goes on by ha ...
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for th ...
The habit-forming pain,
Mismanagement and grief:
We must suffer them all again.
Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey ...
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 ...
Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altog ...
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in othe ...
War both needs and generates certain virtues; not the highest, but what may be called the preliminary virtues, as valour, veracity ...
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