The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.
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I know not any thing more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experience with expectation, or to register from time to time the difference between idea and reality. It is by this kind of observation that we grow daily less liable to be disappointed.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Their learning is like bread in a besieged town: every man gets a little, but no man gets a full meal.
It’s the ones that stayed after the Exodus, that I knew were real and could handle the truth; that would stay with me on my journey, for better or worse.
I’m proof against that word failure. I’ve seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
I have not become the Kings First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.
Nay, number itself in armies importeth not much, where the people is of weak courage; for, as Virgil saith, It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep be.
Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.