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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Clergyman
Nation: English
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If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.

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Bad excuses are worse than none.

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He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.

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Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.

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Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.

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Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

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An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.

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A good friend is my nearest relation.

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All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.

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Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.

Tags: Architecture, Beauty, God

With foxes we must play the fox.

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All doors open to courtesy.

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If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.

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Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.

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Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.

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Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.

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It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.

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Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.

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There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.

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Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.

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A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.

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A good horse should be seldom spurred.

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There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.

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Better a tooth out than always aching.

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He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.

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He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.

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A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.

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A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

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Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.

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'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.

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A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.

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Better be alone than in bad company.

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Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

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Despair gives courage to a coward.

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A man is not good or bad for one action.

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Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.

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A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial.

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A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.

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Eaten bread is forgotten.

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He that hopes no good fears no ill.

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Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.

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The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest.

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Care and diligence bring luck.

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Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.

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He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.

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He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.

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He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.

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In fair weather prepare for foul.

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Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.

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Pride will spit in pride's face.

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Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.

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Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

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A book that is shut is but a block.

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A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.

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Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.

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Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money.

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Better one's House be too little one day than too big all the Year after.

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Change of weather is the discourse of fools.

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Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.

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Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.

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Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest.

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First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.

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He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.

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He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows.

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He that travels much knows much.

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If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.

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Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.

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Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.

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Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

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Old foxes want no tutors.

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Poor men's reasons are not heard.

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Scalded cats fear even cold water.

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Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.

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The fool wanders, a wise man travels.

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The more wit the less courage.

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The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.

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Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.

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Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.

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'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.

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'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.

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Today is yesterday's pupil.

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We have all forgot more than we remember.

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With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.

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Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.

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Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side; of the face can smile while the other is pinched.

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Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.

Tags: Memory, Others, Thoughts

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.

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All things are difficult before they are easy.

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If you have one true friend you have more than your share.

Tags: Friend, Friendship, True

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.

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Abused patience turns to fury.

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Great hopes make great men.

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An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

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One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.

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If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.

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It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.

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Health is not valued till sickness comes.

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A good garden may have some weeds.

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Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

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A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!

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