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  1. The world is a tradgedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

  2. The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.

  3. Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel.

  4. Every drop of ink in my pen ran cold.

  5. This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.

  6. Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.

  7. Letters to absence can a voice impart,And lend a tongue when distance gags the heart.

  8. It was said of old Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, that she never puts dots over her I s, to save ink.

  9. Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth.

  10. Men are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

  11. Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.

  12. Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.

  13. Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

  14. Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.

  15. Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.

  16. One's mind suffers only when one is young and while one is ignorant of the world. When one has lived for some time, one learns that the young think too little and the old too much, and one grows careless about both.

  17. The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, and, in time, a Virgil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. At last, some curious traveler from Lima will visit England and give a description of the ruins of St Paul s, like the editions of Balbec and Palmyra.

  18. The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

  19. The wisest prophets make sure of the event first.

  20. Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie.

  21. When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.

  22. I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.

  23. I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way, one cannot help allowing them their due.

  24. Men are often capable of greater things than they perform - They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

  25. How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances, when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians.

  26. Old friends are the great blessings of one's later years. Half a word conveys one's meaning. They have a memory of the same events, have the same mode of thinking. I have young relations that may grow upon me, for my nature is affectionate, but can they grow To Be old friends?

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