Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or ever inventors.
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Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.
A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.
A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes, by his distastes, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye, by the look of his house, of his chamber; for nothing on earth is solitary but every thing hath affinities infinite.
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company.
A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.