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William Shenstone Quotes: Independence may be found in comparative as well as in absolute abundance; I mean where a person contracts his desires within the limits of his fortune.
         

Independence may be found in comparative as well as in absolute abundance; I mean where a person contracts his desires within the limits of his fortune.


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The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.



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Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.



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A statue in a garden is to be considered as one part of a scene or landscape.



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The difference there is betwixt honor and honesty seems to be chiefly the motive; the mere honest man does that from duty which the man of honor does for the sake of character.



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