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Precisely in proportion to our own intellectual weakness will be our credulity as to those mysterious powers assumed by others.
Never join with your friend when he abuses his horse or his wife, unless the one is about to be sold, and the other to be buried.
Custom looks to things that are past, and fashion to things that are present, but both of them are somewhat blind as to things that are to come.
Mystery magnifies danger as the fog the sun.
There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.
To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
Wars of opinion, as they have been the most destructive, are also the most disgraceful of conflicts, being appeals from right to might and from argument to artillery.
We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed.
Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
For one man who sincerely pities our misfortunes, there are a thousand who sincerely hate our success.
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