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To a greater force, and to a better nature, you, free, are subject, and that creates the mind in you, which the heavens have not in their charge. Therefore if the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.

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Give us this day the daily manna, without which, in this rough desert, he backward goes, who toils most to go on.

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For always the man in whom thought springs up over thought sets his mark farther off, for the one thought saps the force of the other.

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O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter sting to thee is a little fault!

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He goes seeking liberty, which is so dear, as he knows who for it renounces life.

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To run over better waters the little vessel of my genius now hoists her sails, as she leaves behind her a sea so cruel.

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Between his legs were hanging down his entrails; His heart was visible, and the dismal sack that maketh excrement of what is eaten.

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Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

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Reader, if thou to credit what is here Art slow, 'tis no surprise, since I can scarce Believe, who saw it all as clear as clear.

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A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.

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Lying in a featherbed will bring you no fame, nor staying beneath the quilt, and he who uses up his life without achieving fame leaves no more vestige of himself on Earth than smoke in the air or foam upon the water.

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He listens well who takes notes.

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Necessity brings him here, not pleasure.

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Pride, Envy, and Avarice are the three sparks that have set these hearts on fire.

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Love, which is quickly kindled in the gentle heart, seized this man for the fair form that was taken from me, and the manner still hurts me.

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I came into a place void of all light, which bellows like the sea in tempest, when it is combated by warring winds.

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