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If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united; and when one suffers, the other sympathizes.
I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet.
Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.
Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.
He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves.
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act.
Character must be kept bright as well as clean.
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