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Quote about the fear of man

29 May

The fear of man brings a snare; it is a life of death, and the mind is so entirely suppressed by it, that it is capable of no relief; the animal spirits sink, and all the vigour of nature, which usually supports men under other afflictions, and is present to them in the greatest exigencies, fails them here. 

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Quote about the fear of man

Being in constant fear

28 May

Nothing makes mankind so completely miserable as that of being in constant fear.

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Being in constant fear

Man is a short sighted creature

28 May

Let no wise man flatter himself with the strength of his own judgment, as if he was able to choose any particular station of life for himself. Man is a short-sighted creature, sees but a very little way before him; and as his passions are none of his best friends, so his particular affections are generally his worst counsellors.

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Man is a short-sighted creature

Sins we commit against our indulgent parents

27 May

Whenever we come to look back upon our lives, the sins against our indulgent parents are certainly the first that touch us; the wounds they make lie deepest; and the weight they leave will lie heaviest upon the mind of all the sins we can commit.

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Sins we commit against our parents quote

Teaching others quote

25 May

For attempting to teach others is sometimes the best way of teaching ourselves.

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quote about teaching others

Trouble quote

25 May

In trouble to be troubled, is to have your trouble doubled.

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Quote about trouble

Quote about hunger

24 May

Hunger knows no friend,  no relation, no justice, no right; and therefore is remorseless, and capable of no compassion.

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Quote about hunger

Necessity quote

24 May

Necessity arms us for all employments.

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Necessity quote

Gossips about ghosts and apparitions

20 May

Persons of good judgment say, that all the stir people make in the world about ghosts and apparitions, is owing to the strength of imagination, and the powerful operation of fancy in their minds; that there is no such thing as a spirit appearing, or a ghost walking, and the like; that people`s poring affectionately upon the past conversation of their deceased friends so realizes it to them, that they are capable of fancying upon some extraordinary circumstances that they see them, talk to them, and are answered by them, when, in truth, there is nothing but shadow and vapour in the thing; and they really know nothing of the matter. 

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Gossips about ghosts and apparitions quote

Bred in the bone quote

20 May

What is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh.

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Bred in the bone quote

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