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Seite 271 - There are many more shining qualities in the mind of man, but there is none so useful as discretion ; it is this indeed which gives a value to all the rest, which sets them at work in their proper times and places, and turns them to the advantage of the person who is possessed of them. Without it learning is pedantry, and wit impertinence ; virtue itself looks like weakness ; the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice.
Seite 43 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Seite 43 - The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me : and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me : my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
Seite 44 - If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him : (Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul...
Seite 109 - The man, who will live above his present circumstances, is in great danger of living in a little time much beneath them, or, as the Italian proverb runs, the man who lives by hope will die by hunger.
Seite 382 - One of our kings,* said my friend, carried his royal inclination a little too far, and there was a committee ordered to look into the . management of his treasury. Among other things it appeared, that his majesty walking incog, in the cloister, had overheard a poor man say to another, " Such a small sum would make me the happiest man in the world.
Seite 140 - ... many thousands of their sex have been gradually betrayed from innocent freedoms to ruin and infamy ; and how many millions of ours have begun with flatteries, protestations, and endearments, but ended with reproaches, perjury, and perfidiousness : they would shun like death the very first approaches of one that might lead them into inextricable labyrinths of guilt and misery.
Seite 43 - If I did despise the cause of my man-servant or of my maid-servant, when they contended with me; What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him? Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
Seite 202 - ... of our lives that it ran much faster than it does. Several hours of the day hang upon our hands, nay, we wish away whole years; and travel through time as through a country filled with many wild and empty wastes, which we would fain hurry over, that we may arrive at those several little settlements or imaginary points of rest which are dispersed up and down in it.