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Malice sucks up the greater part of her own venom, and poisons herself.
It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.
We have more poets thatnjudges and interpreters of poetry. It is easier to write an indifferent poem that to understand a good one.
I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, yet he makes gods by the dozens.
When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed; his praises never.
In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others