Quotes

11 November 2014
The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
11 November 2014
There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth good; and good may bring forth evil, both equally unexpected.
11 November 2014
The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
11 November 2014
For wheresoe'er I turn my ravished eyes, Gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise, Poetic fields encompass me around, And still I seem to tread on classic ground.
11 November 2014
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way To all the pangs and fury of despair.
11 November 2014
The woman that deliberates is lost.
11 November 2014
I have observed, that a Reader seldom peruses a Book with Pleasure, 'till he knows whether the Writer of it be a black or a fair Man, of a mild or cholerick Disposition, Married or a Batchelor, with other Particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an Author.
11 November 2014
Thus I live in the World, rather as a Spectator of Mankind, than as one of the Species.
11 November 2014
The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
11 November 2014
That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?

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