He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
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I lose my respect for the man who can make the mystery of sex the subject of a coarse jest, yet when you speak earnestly and seriously on the subject, is silent.
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.