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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Leader
Nation: English
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Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.

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They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.

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Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it.

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Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.

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We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.

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Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.

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Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.

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Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.

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Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.

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Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.

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The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.

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To be a man's own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody's.

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Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.

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He that lives to live forever, never fears dying.

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If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness, thou must never gratify it.

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Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.

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Passion is a sort of fever in the mind, which ever leaves us weaker than it found us.

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Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.

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Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.

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Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.

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Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.

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A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

Tags: Friend, Friendship, True

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.

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Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

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Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

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For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

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Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.

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Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.

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True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

Tags: Health, Mind, True

Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

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Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.

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O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.

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Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.

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Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense.

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To be like Christ is to be a Christian.

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In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.

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Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.

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Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

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He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.

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It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.

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A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.

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True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.

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Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.

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Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.

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He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.

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Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.

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All it takes is one teacher - just one - to save us from ourselves and make us forget all the others.

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Each country thinks its school is in a specific crisis, without ever linking the school's crisis to that of the society around it.

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I master my doubts now. I have fun with them, they're my travelling companions.

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The teacher is commodified, the school is a shop, the subjects are consumer goods. To read, to think, to reflect, isn't a question of want, it's a question of need.

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