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#1. The devil helps his servants for a season; but when they get into a pinch; he leaves them in the lurch. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#2. Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#3. The fairest blossoms of pleasantry thrive best where the sun is not strong enough to scorch, nor the soil rank enough to corrupt. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#4. Avarice is insatiable, and is always pushing on for more. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#5. It is one of the vexatious mortifications of a studious man to have his thoughts disordered by a tedious visit. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#6. He that serves God for money will serve the Devil for better wages. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#7. Men indulge those opinions and practices that favor their pretensions. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#8. Some read books only with a view to find fault, while others read only to be taught; the former are like venomous spiders, extracting a poisonous quality, where the latter, like the bees, sip out a sweet and profitable juice. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#9. Partiality in a parent is unlucky; for fondlings are in danger to be made fools. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#10. So long as we stand in need of a benefit, there is nothing dearer to us; nor anything cheaper when we have received it. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#11. Imperfections would not be half so much taken notice of, if vanity did not make proclamation of them. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#12. Wickedness may prosper for awhile, but in the long run, he that sets all the knaves at work will pay them. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#13. To be longing for this thing to-day and for that thing to-morrow; to change likings for loathings, and to stand wishing and hankering at a venture
how is it possible for any man to be at rest in this fluctuant, wandering humor and opinion? - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#14. The most insupportable of tyrants exclaim against the exercise of arbitrary power. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#15. There is no opposing brutal force to the stratagems of human reason. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#16. Tis not necessity, but opinion, that makes men miserable; and when we come to be fancy-sick, there's no cure. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#17. A plodding diligence brings us sooner to our journey's end than a fluttering way of advancing by starts. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#18. The very soul of the slothful does effectually but lie drowsing in his body, and the whole man is totally given up to his senses. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#19. It is a way of calling a man a fool when no attention is given to what he says. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#20. Passions, as fire and water, are good servants, but bad masters, and subminister to the best and worst purposes. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#21. Intemperate wits will spare neither friend nor foe, and make themselves the common enemies of mankind. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#22. Figure-flingers and star-gazers pretend to foretell the fortunes of kingdoms, and have no foresight in what concerns themselves. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#23. Resolve to see the world on the sunny side and you have almost won the battle at the outset. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#24. By one delay after another they spin out their whole lives, till there's no more future left for them. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#25. Ingratitude is abhorred by God and man. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#26. The lowest boor may laugh on being tickled, but a man must have intelligence to be amused by wit. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#27. Riches are gotten with pain, kept with care, and lost with grief. The cares of riches lie heavier upon a good man than the inconveniences of an honest poverty. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#28. Tutors should behave reverently before their pupils. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#29. The blessings of fortune are the lowest; the next are the bodily advantages of strength and health; but the superlative blessings, in fine, are those of the mind. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#30. Some natures are so sour and ungrateful that they are never to be obliged. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#31. He that would live clear of envy must lay his finger on his mouth, and keep his hand out of the ink-pot. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#32. All duties are matters of conscience, with this restriction that a superior obligation suspends the force of an inferior one. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#33. Pretences go a great way with men that take fair words and magisterial looks for current payment. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#34. There is no contending with necessity, and we should be very tender how we censure those that submit to it. It is one thing to be at liberty to do what we will, and another thing to be tied up to do what we must. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#35. It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone what it compares its situation to that can make anyone happy or miserable. Compare it to something better - result envy, frustration and sadness. Compare it to something worse - relief, gratitude and happiness. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#36. If we should cease to be generous and charitable because another is sordid and ungrateful, it would be much in the power of vice to extinguish Christian virtues. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#37. There is not one grain in the universe, either too much or too little, nothing to be added, nothing to be spared; nor so much as any one particle of it, that mankind may not be either the better or the worse for, according as it is applied. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#38. Men are not to be judged by their looks, habits, and appearances; but by the character of their lives and conversations, and by their works. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#39. What signifies the sound of words in prayer without the affection of the heart, and a sedulous application of the proper means that may naturally lead us to such an end? - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#40. A body may well lay too little as too much stress upon a dream; but the less he heed them the better. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#41. Unruly ambition is deaf, not only to the advice of friends, but to the counsels and monitions of reason itself. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#42. Nothing is so fierce but love will soften; nothing so sharp-sighted in other matters but it will throw a mist before its eyes. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#43. The common people do not judge of vice or virtue by morality or immorality, so much as by the stamp that is set upon it by men of figure. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#44. We never think of the main business of life till a vain repentance minds us of it at the wrong end. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#45. He that contemns a shrew to the degree of not descending to words with her does worse than beat her. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#46. Wickedness may prosper for a while. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#47. What man in his right senses, that has wherewithal to live free, would make himself a slave for superfluities? What does that man want who has enough? Or what is he the better for abundance that can never be satisfied. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#48. There are braying men in the world, as well as braying asses; for what is loud and senseless talking any other than away of braying? - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#49. Money does all things,
for it gives and it takes away; it makes honest men and knaves, fools and philosophers; and so forward, mutatis mutandis, to the end of the chapter. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#50. Humor is the offspring of man; it comes forth like Minerva, fully armed from the brain. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#51. Men talk as if they believed in God, but they live as if they thought there was none; their vows and promises are no more than words, of course. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#52. A universal applause is seldom less than two thirds of a scandal - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#53. He that upon a true principle lives, without any disquiet of thought, may be said to be happy. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#54. Live and let live is the rule of common justice. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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#55. There is no creature so contemptible but by resolution may gain his point. - Author: Roger L'Estrange
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