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Pleasure admitted in undue degree Enslaves the will, nor leaves the judgment free.
Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense At the same time.
You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this truth about you.
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
It is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness -- calling their denial knowledge.
In man's life, time is but a moment; being, a flux; sense is dim; the material frame corruptible; soul, an eddy of breath; fortune a thing inscrutable, and fame precarious.
I 'm weary of conjectures,-this must end 'em. Thus am I doubly armed: my death and life, My bane and antidote, are both before me: This in a moment brings me to an end; But this informs me I shall never die. The soul, secured in her existence, smiles At the drawn dagger, and defies its point. The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years; But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.
This dead of midnight is the noon of thought, And Wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars.