Wine and Walnuts

Wine and Walnuts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...by age: I fear rather worse; always harder. A young liar will be an old one; and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.--Chesterfield. There is only one quarter of an hour in human life passed ill, and that is between the calling for the reckoning and paying it.--Rabelais. Wit, like every other power, has its boundaries. Its success depends on the aptitude of others to receive impressions; and as some bodies, indissoluble by heat, can set the furnace and the crucible at defiance, there are minds upon which the rays of fancy may be pointed without effect, and which no fire of sentiment can agitate, or exalt.--Johnson. Exile is no evil: mathematicians tell us that the whole earth is but a point compared to the heavens. To change one's.country then is little more than to remove from one street to another. Man is not a plant, rooted to a certain spot of earth: all soils and all climates are suited to him alike.--Plutarch. None was ever a great poet that applied himself to anything else.--Sir W. Temple. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.--Confucius. He who gives himself airs of importance, exhibits the credentials ot impotence.--Lavater. Want of prudence is too frequently the want of virtue; nor is there on earth a more powerful advocate for vice than poverty.--Goldsmith. A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.--Shenstone. As a walled town is worthier than a village, so is the forehead of a married man more honourable than the bare brow of a bachelor.--Shakspeare. Love is exactly like war, in this; that a soldier, though he has escaped three weeks o' Saturday night--may nevertheless be shot through his heart on Sunday morning.--Sterne. Trust...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604962
  • 9781236604965