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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: English
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And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.

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And plenty makes us poor.

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He who would search for pearls must dive below.

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Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.

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Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.

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Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.

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All heiresses are beautiful.

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All objects lose by too familiar a view.

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But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.

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Either be wholly slaves or wholly free.

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Even victors are by victories undone.

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Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.

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Genius must be born, and never can be taught.

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God never made His work for man to mend.

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Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.

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Honor is but an empty bubble.

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If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.

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Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.

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Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.

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Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.

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Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.

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Repentance is but want of power to sin.

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Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.

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Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.

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Successful crimes alone are justified.

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The first is the law, the last prerogative.

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The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.

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There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.

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They that possess the prince possess the laws.

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Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.

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To die is landing on some distant shore.

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Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.

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War is the trade of Kings.

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What passions cannot music raise or quell?

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You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.

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By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.

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Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!

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For they conquer who believe they can.

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Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

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Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.

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Beware the fury of a patient man.

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When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.

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Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.

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Love is love's reward.

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But love's a malady without a cure.

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Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

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The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.

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He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.

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Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

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We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

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Love is not in our choice but in our fate.

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Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.

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Words are but pictures of our thoughts.

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For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.

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Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.

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Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.

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It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.

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Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.

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All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.

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Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.

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Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son.

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A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.

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