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There is small disproportion betwixt a fool who useth not wit because he hath it not and him that useth it not when it should avai ...
He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves.
George the first was an honest, dull, German gentleman, as unfit as unwilling to act the part of a king, which is to shine and to ...
I knew a gentleman who was so good a manager of his time that he would not even lose that small portion of it which the calls of n ...
The late Président de Montesquieu told me that he knew how to be blind--he had been so for such a long time--but I swear that I d ...
Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first ...
A recent publication from Paris, titled L'Année Merveilleuse (1748), predicts, for the first of next month, a very considerable c ...
The world can doubtless never be well known by theory: practice is absolutely necessary; but surely it is of great use to a young ...
Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.
A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humours and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; ...
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