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#1. Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it. - Author: Robert South
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#2. Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience. - Author: Robert South
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#3. He that tears away a man's good name tears his flesh from his bones, and, by letting him live, gives him only a cruel opportunity of feeling his misery, of burying his better part, and surviving himself. - Author: Robert South
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#4. Passion is the drunkenness of the mind. - Author: Robert South
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#5. An obstacle is often an unrecognized opportunity - Author: Robert South
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#6. The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words. - Author: Robert South
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#7. There is not the least flower but seems to hold up its head, and to look pleasantly, in the secret sense of the goodness of its Heavenly Maker. - Author: Robert South
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#8. Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities. - Author: Robert South
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#9. An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam, and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise. - Author: Robert South
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#10. No man's religion ever survives his morals. - Author: Robert South
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#11. In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation. - Author: Robert South
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#12. The mind begins to boggle at unnatural substances as things paradoxical and incomprehensible. - Author: Robert South
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#13. Anger is a transient hatred; or at least very like it. - Author: Robert South
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#14. Aristotle was but a wreck of an Adam, and Athens but the rubbish of an Eden. How completely sin has defaced the divine image in man! That man has lost his righteousness and happiness is clearly evident as we look at the state of the world today! - Author: Robert South
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#15. It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract; and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination. - Author: Robert South
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#16. Pain is an outcry of sin. - Author: Robert South
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#17. Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure. - Author: Robert South
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#18. Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument. - Author: Robert South
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#19. He who does a kindness to an ungrateful person, sets his seal to a flint and sows his seed upon the sand; on the former he makes no impression, and from the latter finds no product. - Author: Robert South
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#20. God afflicts with the mind of a father, and kills for no other purpose but that he may raise again. - Author: Robert South
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#21. It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done. - Author: Robert South
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#22. He who has no mind to trade with the Devil should be so wise as to keep from his shop. - Author: Robert South
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#23. He that despairs measures Providence by his own little contracted model and limits infinite power to finite apprehensions. - Author: Robert South
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#24. Much reading is like much eating -wholly useless without digestion. - Author: Robert South
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#25. Society is built upon trust. - Author: Robert South
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#26. Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal. - Author: Robert South
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#27. Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together. - Author: Robert South
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#28. God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress. - Author: Robert South
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#29. Truth will lose its credit, if delivered by a person that has none. - Author: Robert South
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#30. Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus. - Author: Robert South
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#31. It is a noble and great thing to cover the blemishes and excuse the failings of a friend; to draw a curtain before his weaknesses and to display his perfections; to bury his shortcomings in silence but to proclaim his virtues on the housetop. - Author: Robert South
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#32. A man's life is an appendix to his heart. - Author: Robert South
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#33. If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. - Author: Robert South
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#34. Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends. - Author: Robert South
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#35. Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason. - Author: Robert South
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#36. For he that is a good man, is three quarters of his way towards the being a good Christian, wheresoever he lives, or whatsoever he is called. - Author: Robert South
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#37. The covetous person lives as if the world were made altogether for him, and not he for the world. - Author: Robert South
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#38. Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise. - Author: Robert South
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#39. Flints may be melted - we see it daily - but an ungrateful heart cannot be; not by the strongest and noblest flame. - Author: Robert South
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#40. The grateful person, being still the most severe exacter of himself, not only confesses, but proclaims, his debts. - Author: Robert South
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#41. A true friend is the gift of God, and He only who made hearts can unite them. - Author: Robert South
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#42. Loquacity storms the ear, but modesty takes the heart. - Author: Robert South
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#43. Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature. - Author: Robert South
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#44. Novelty is the great parent of pleasure. - Author: Robert South
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