There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.
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Sir, that all who are happy, are equally happy, is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness.
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Today, you can decide to walk in freedom. You can choose to walk differently. You can walk as a free person, enjoying every step.
Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable.
He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind.
Because they did not see merit where they should have seen it, people, to express their regret, will go and leave a lot of money to the very people who will be the first to throw stones at the next person who has anything to say and finds a difficulty in getting a hearing.
The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man’s body.
Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark: – I wasn’t worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.