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Necessity may be the mother of lucrative invention, but it is the death of poetical invention.


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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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Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.



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



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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.



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We may daily discover crowds acquire sufficient wealth to buy gentility, but very few that possess the virtues which ennoble human nature, and (in the best sense of the word) constitute a gentleman.



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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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Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.



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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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The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.





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