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A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

Youth is a perpetual intoxication; it is a fever of the mind.

Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.

We all have enough strength to follow our reason.

We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

However brilliant an action may be, it should not be accounted great when it is not the result of a great purpose.

In growing old, we become more foolish - and more wise.

If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.

Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or great evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others.

Quarrels would not last so long if the fault were only on one side.

Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being.

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