The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man’s own eyes when they look upon his own person.
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A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot.
Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.