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jFOttume. — Greville. URELY no man can reflect, without wonder, upon the Wicissitudes of Human Life arising from causes in the highest degree accidental and trifling. If you trace the necessary concatenation of Human Events, a very little way back, you may perhaps discover that a person's very going in or out of a door has been the means of colouring with misery or happiness the remaining current of his life. jFortune. — Montaigne. FORTUNE does us neither good nor hurt; she only presents us the matter and the seed, which our soul, more powerful than she, turns and applies as she best pleases, being the sole cause and sovereign mistress of her own happy or unhappy condition. All external accessions receive taste and colour from the internal constitution, as clothes warm us not with their heat, but our own, which they are adapted to cover and keep in. jFOttume. — Rousseau. WE do not know what is really Good or Bad Fortune. jFOttume. —La Rochefoucauld. OOD or Bad Fortune generally pursue those who have the greatest share of either. The prosperous man seems as a magnet to attract Prosperity. . 3. jFortune. —La Rochefoucauld. HE Good or the Bad Fortune of Men depend not less upon their own dispositions than upon Fortune.
$ - jFOttume. — Tacitus. HERE are many Men who appear to be struggling against Adversity, and yet are happy; but yet more, who, although abounding in Wealth, are miserable.
jFOttume. —La Rochefoucauld. E should manage our Fortune as we do our health—enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity. jFortune. —La Rochefoucauld. THE moderation of Fortunate People comes from the calm which Good Fortune gives to their tempers.
jFortune. — Shenstone. HE worst inconvenience of a Small Fortune is that it will not admit of inadvertency.
3}laping miti) jFOttume. — Shakspeare.
jFortune. —La Rochefoucauld. IT requires greater virtues to support Good than Bad Fortune.
jFrailty. — Shakspeare.
- jFreedom. – Rahel. O have Freedom, is only to have that which is absolutely necessary to enable us to be what we ought to be, and to possess what we ought to possess. jFreebont. — Channing. HE only freedom worth possessing is that which gives enlargement to a people's energy, intellect, and virtues. The savage makes his boast of freedom. But what is its worth 2 Free as he is, he continues for ages in the same ignorance, leads the same comfortless life, sees the same untamed wilderness spread around him. He is, indeed, free from what he calls the yoke of civil institutions. But other and worse chains bind him. The very privation of civil government is in effect a chain; for, by withholding protection from property, it virtually shackles the arm of industry, and forbids exertion for the melioration of his lot. Progress, the growth of power, is the end and boon of liberty; and, without this, a people may have the name, but want the substance and spirit of freedom
Qsìje trulp jFree. — Horace.
An empire o'er himself; whom neither Chains,
jFriemögbip. — Joanna Baillie. FRIENDSHIP is no plant of hasty growth. Though planted in esteem's deep-fix’d soil, The gradual culture of kind Intercourse Must bring it to perfection. jFriemögjip. — Burton. HE Attachments of mere Mirth are but the shadows of that true Friendship, of which the sincere Affections of the Heart are the substance.
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jFriemögjip. – Shakspeare.
THOU art e'en as just a Man,
jFriemöðjip. — Shakspeare.
O WQRLD, thy slippery turns, Friends now fast sworn,
Whose double Bosoms seem to wear one Heart,
jFriemö35ip. – Lavater. THE qualities of your Friends will be those of your Enemies: cold Friends, cold Enemies; half Friends, half Enemies; fervid Enemies, warm Friends.
3Ftiemögbip. — FitzOsborne. HOUGH judgment must collect the materials of the goodly structure of Friendship, it is Affection that gives the cement; and Passion as well as Reason should concur in forming a firm and lasting coalition. Hence, perhaps, it is, that not only the most powerful, but the most lasting Friendships are usually the produce of the early season of our lives, when we are most susceptible of the warm and affectionate impressions. The connections into which we enter in any after period, decrease in strength as our passions abate in heat.
jFriemöðjip. — Shakspeare. THE Amity that Wisdom knits not, Folly may easily untie.
- jFrient gijip. – Cicero. FRIENDSHIP is the only thing in the world concerning the use. fulness of which all mankind are agreed.
jFriemtsgjip. – Horace.
jFriemögüip. — Shakspeare.
jFriemögjip. – Greville. O say, with La Rochefoucauld, that “in the adversity of our best Friends there is something that does not displease us;” and to say, that in the prosperity of our best Friends there is something that does not please us, seems to be the same thing; yet I believe the first is false, and the latter true.
jFriemögijip. – Colton. HOSE who have resources within themselves, who can dare to live alone, want Friends the least, but, at the same time, best know how to prize them the most. But no company is far preferable to bad, because we are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health. jFriemöðjip. — Shakspeare. FRIENDs condemn’d Embrace, and kiss, and take ten thousand leaves, Loather a hundred times to part than die. jFriemögjip. — Shakspeare. Now do I play the touch, To try if thou be current gold, indeed.
jFriemögjip. — Sallust. O be influenced by a passion for the same pursuits, and to have similar dislikes, is the rational groundwork of lasting Friendship. jFrient gijip. — Socrates. | ET not your Friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. It is well worth while to learn how to win the heart of a man the right way. Force is of no use to make or preserve a Friend, who is an animal that is never caught nor tamed but by kindness and pleasure. Excite them by your civilities, and show them that you desire nothing more than their satisfaction; oblige with all your soul that Friend who has made you a present of his own.
jFriemögbip. — Shakspeare.
jFriemugbip. – Southern.
jFriemögs)ip. – Shakspeare.