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“In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.”
“Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather”
“Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never”
“Trust in my affection for you.”
“All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.”
“The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself”
“Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth”
“What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are”
“What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.”
“A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense.”
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