Wise thoughts

Sin is misdirected energy - Hubbard.

Sin writes histories; goodness is silent - Goethe.

Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs - Seneca.

Time, which strengthens friendship, weakens love - La Bruyere.

Loveliness needs not the foreign aid of adornment, but is when unadorned, adorned the most - Thomson.

We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us: for a madman is not cured by another running mad also - Antisthenes.

The less men think, the more they talk - Montesquieu.

Much tongue and much judgement seldom go together - l'Estrange.

It is much easier to be critical than correct - Beaconsfield.

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating one - Bovee.

To speak ill upon knowledge shows a want of charity; to speak ill upon suspicion shows want of honesty - Warwick.

Teach not thy lip such scorn; for it was made for kissing, lady, not for such contempt! - Shakespeare.

Love comes unseen - we only see it go - Dobson.

A man is an animal that writes - Homer.

Of all the actions of a man's life, his marriage least concerns other people; yet, of all his actions, it is the most meddled with by other people - Selden.

They that marry where they do not love, will love where they do not marry - Fuller.

There are six requisites in every happy marriage. The first is Faith, and the remaining five are Confidence - Hubbard.

Marry by all means. If you get a good wife you will become very happy; if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher - and that is good for every man! - Socrates.

The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie - La Rochefoucauld.

An evil-speaker differs only from an evil-doer in the want of opportunity - Quintilian.

Liars are verbal forgers - Chatfield.

It requires an effort on the part of an habitual liar to speak the truth - Hazlitt.

The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none in one's self - Carlyle.

Passions do not die out: they burn out - de Lenclos.

All passion exaggerates: it is passion only because it does exaggerate - Chamfort.

When the idea of any pleasure strikes your imagination, make a just computation between the duration of the pleasure and that of the repentance that is likely to follow it - Epictetus.

Then go ahead and do it anyway - Jem Dandy.

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