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I strove with none; for none was worth my strife; Nature I loved, and next to Nature, Art; I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; But to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
Chance is always powerful.- Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
Misers are very kind people: they amass wealth for those who wish their death.