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Engrave this Quote There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil, busy workshops, easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place.
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Engrave this Quote Ask counsel of both timesof the ancient time what is best, and of the latter time what is fittest.
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Engrave this Quote Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons did bury their fathers, but in wars the fathers did bury their sons.
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Engrave this Quote Nay, number itself in armies importeth not much, where the people is of weak courage; for, as Virgil saith, It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep be.
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Engrave this Quote He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works and of greatest merit for the public have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men, which both in affection and means have married and endowed the public. He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question, when a man should marryA young man not yet, an elder man not at all.
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Ability
Engrave this Quote Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
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Action(s)
Engrave this Quote It was prettily devised of Aesop, The fly sat on the axle tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise!
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Engrave this Quote All of our actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart, as landscapes their variety from light.
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Adaptability
Engrave this Quote They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
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Adversity
Engrave this Quote Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
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Advice
Engrave this Quote He that gives good advice builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example builds with both.
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Engrave this Quote There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
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Age
Engrave this Quote Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
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Engrave this Quote Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied.
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Engrave this Quote Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
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Anger
Engrave this Quote Anger makes dull men witty -- but it keeps them poor.
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Art
Engrave this Quote Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
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Atheism
Engrave this Quote Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
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Engrave this Quote Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.
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Engrave this Quote It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
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Engrave this Quote I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.
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Engrave this Quote Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men.
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Beauty
Engrave this Quote The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
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Engrave this Quote There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
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Bravery
Engrave this Quote Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.
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