A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.
Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.
A fool and his words are soon parted.
Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.
Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.
Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money.
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people can commend it without envy.
The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased.
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
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