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  • There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex.
  • Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
  • If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.
  • Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
  • The true art of memory is the art of attention.
  • There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.
  • It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see.
  • Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
  • The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.
  • Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.