A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.

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Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.

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Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.

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Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks of what he intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak.

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Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed.

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Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

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Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.

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He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines.

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Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.

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If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.

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