Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor’s house is in flames.
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A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience!
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
The doctor learns that if he gets ahead of the superstitions of his patients he is a ruined man; and the result is that he instinctively takes care not to get ahead of them.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.