...greatness sympathises with greatness, and littleness shrinks into itself. on the Pleasure of Hating

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A great chessplayer is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it. on the Pleasure of Hating

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A King (as such) is not a great man. He has great power, but it is not his own. on the Pleasure of Hating

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A really great man has always an idea of something greater than himself. on the Pleasure of Hating

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Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture of love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good fortune.

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Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others

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Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.

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Greatness is great power, producing great effects. It is not enough that a man has great power in himself, he must shew it to all the world in a way that cannot be hid or gainsaid. on the Pleasure of Hating

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I like a friend better for having faults that one can talk about.

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If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.

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