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A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity.
Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.
Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows.