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Avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertions in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burthen which we ourselves ought to bear
Influence is no Government
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
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