The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other

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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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In superstition wise men follow fools

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Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.

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Knowledge itself is power

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Vain-glorious men are the scorn of the wise, the admiration of fools, the idols of paradise, and the slaves of their own vaunts

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It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold men's hearts by hopes when it cannot by satisfaction

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Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

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It is impossible to love and be wise

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The speaking in perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but love

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