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'Tis very great pity that they who are so apt to over-rate themselves in smaller matters, shou'd, where it most concerns them to know, and stand upon their Value, be so insensible of their own worth.
To plead for the Oppress'd and to defend the Weak seem'd to me a generous undertaking; for tho' it may be secure, 'tis not always Honourable to run over to the strongest party.
We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, 'tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform'd what is the true Way to Happiness.
'Tis folly to be wise.
'Tis easier for the generous to forgive, than for offence to ask it.
'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many, equal to himself in right, unless it be by consent or by force.
For God's sake build not your faith upon Tradition, 'tis as rotten as a rotten Post.
Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.
'Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.
Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis good works make the man.
'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.
'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.
A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.
Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good, riches being another word for power.
Mary Wortley Montagu
Who will wear a shoe that hurts him, because the shoe-maker tells him 'tis well made?
I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
I cannot sing the old songs now! It is not that I deem them low, 'Tis that I can't remember how They go.
Charles Stuart Calverley
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