For the will and not the gift makes the giver.
I, who ne'erWent for myself a begging, go a borrowing,And that for others. Borrowing's much the sameAs begging; just as lending upon usuryIs much the same as thieving.
A blush is the sign which Nature hangs out to show where chastity and honor dwell.
The superstition in which we were brought up never loses its power over us, even after we understand it.
With a clear sky, a bright sun, and a gentle breeze, you will have friends in plenty; but let fortune frown, and the firmament be overcast, and then your friends will prove like the strings of the lute, of which you will tighten ten before you find one that will bear the stretch and keep the pitch.
Borrowing is not much better than begging.
We moderns do not believe in demigods, but our smallest hero we expect to feel and act as a demigod.
Who cannot resolve upon a moment's notice To live his own life, he forever lives A slave to others.
The lion is ashamed, it's true, when he hunts with the fox.
Nature intended that woman should be her masterpiece.
Pure truth is for God alone.
But how many moments are already past!
Ah! who thinks of those that are past?
They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds.
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