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Type: Writer
Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 15/05/1688
Date of Death: 21/09/1762




 

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No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor is any pleasure so lasting.
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Life is too short for a long story.
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Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet.
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I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
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To always be loved one must ever be agreeable.
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The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife.
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No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.
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Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always.
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I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.
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A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
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While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.
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'Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good, riches being another word for power.
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Take back the beauty and wit you bestow upon me; leave me my own mediocrity of agreeableness and genius, but leave me also my sincerity, my constancy, and my plain dealing; 'Tis all I have to recommend me to the esteem either of others or myself.
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