The man who will live above his present circumstances is in great danger of soon living beneath them, or as the Italian proverb says "The man that lives by hope will die by despair".

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Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity and yet as if nat

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.

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Method is not less requisite in conversation than in writing, provided a man would talk to make himself understood.

I will indulge my sorrows and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.

I will indulge my sorrows and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.

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