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A professional man of letters, especially if he is much at war with unscrupulous enenemies, is naturally jealous of his privacy ... so it was, I think, with Dryden.
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Thou mayest be sure that he that will in private tell thee of thy faults is thy friend, for he adventures thy dislike and hazards thy hatred; for there are few men that can endure it, every man for the most part delighting in self-praise, which is one of the most universal fallies that bewitcheth mankind

— Walter Raleigh

So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lieth.

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But true love is a durable fire, In the mind ever burning, Never sick, never old, never dead, From itself never turning.

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A man must first govern himself ere he is fit to govern a family; and his family ere he be fit to bear the government of the commonwealth.

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It is, it is a glorious thing To be a Pirate King.

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Expressive glances Shall be our lances And pops of Sillery Our light artillery.

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Less pains in the world a man cannot take than to bold his tongue.

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Trust few men; above all, keep your follies to yourself.

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Love likes not the falling fruit,
Nor the withered tree.

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Historians desiring to write the actions of men, ought to set down the simple truth, and not say anything for love or hatred; also to choose such an opportunity for writing as it may be lawful to think what they will, and write what they think, which is a rare happiness of the time.

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There is nothing more becoming any wise man, than to make choice of friends, for by them thou shalt be judged what thou art: let them therefore be wise and virtuous, and none of those that follow thee for gain; but make election rather of thy betters, than thy inferiors.

— Walter Raleigh

There is nothing exempt from the peril of mutation; the earth, heavens, and whole world is thereunto subject.

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Who so taketh in hand to frame any state or government ought to presuppose that all men are evil, and at occasions will show themselves so to be.

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'Tis a sharp medicine, but it will cure all that ails you.

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