The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.- Thomas Jefferson
Gardening is akin to writing stories. No experience could have taught me more about grief ...- Eudora Welty
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.- Moliere
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can...- Marcel Proust
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?- Henry Ward Beecher
|Birth:||5th April, 1588|
|Death:||4th December, 1679|
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