1. 10

    There do remain dispersed in the soil of human nature divers seeds of goodness, of benignity, of ingenuity, which, being cherished, excited, and quickened by good culture, do, by common experience, thrust out flowers very lovely, and yield fruits very pleasant of virtue and goodness.

    6
  2. 9

    He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, or an effectual comforter.

    6
  3. 8

    Every ear is tickled with the sweet music of applause.

    7
  4. 7

    Upright simplicity is the deepest wisdom, and perverse craft the merest shallowness.

    7
  5. 6

    The reading of books, what is it but conversing with the wisest men of all ages and all countries.

    13
  6. 5

    He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, so in all fortunes.

    15
  7. 4

    It is commonly said that revenge is sweet, but to a calm and considerate mind, patience and forgiveness are sweeter.

    18
  8. 3

    Smiling always with a never fading serenity of countenance, and flourishing in an immortal youth.

    34
  9. 2

    Generosity is nothing more seen than in a candid estimation of other men's virtues and good qualities.

    58
  10. 1

    I pass by that it is very culpable to be facetious in obscene and smutty matters.

    83
  11. Last Update: 29 November 2022

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