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FRET, till your proud heart break;
Go, show your Slaves how choleric you are,
And make your Bondsmen tremble. Must I budge?
THE continuance and frequent fits of Anger produce an evil habit in the Soul, called Wrathfulness, or a propensity to be angry; which ofttimes ends in Choler, Bitterness, and Morosity; when the Mind becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and like a thin, weak plate of iron, receives impression, and is wounded by the least occurrence.
Anger. - Pope.
THEN flash'd the living Lightning from her eyes,
Anger. - Spenser.
A ND him beside rides fierce revenging Wrath
And in his hand a burning Brond he hath,
WHEN Anger rushes, unrestrain'd to action,
The Man of Thought strikes deepest, and strikes safely.
THE Sun should not set upon our Anger, neither should he rise upon our Confidence. We should forgive freely, but forget rarely. I will not be revenged, and this I owe to my Enemy; but I will remember, and this I owe to myself.
Anger. — Clarendon.
ANGRY and choleric Men are as ungrateful and unsociable as Thunder and Lightning, being in themselves all Storm and Tempests; but quiet and easy Natures are like fair Weather, welcome to all, and acceptable to all Men; they gather together what the other disperses, and reconcile all whom the other incenses as they have the good will and the good wishes of all other Men, so they have the full possession of themselves, have all their own thoughts at peace, and enjoy quiet and ease in their own fortunes, how strait soever it may be.
Anger. — Shakspeare.
LET your Reason with your Choler question
What 'tis you go about. To climb steep hills
Anger. — Plutarch.
LAMENTATION is the only musician that always, like a screechowl, alights and sits on the roof of an angry Man.
Anger. — Plutarch.
HADI a careful and pleasant companion, that should show me my angry face in a glass, I should not at all take it ill; to behold a Man's self so unnaturally disguised and disordered, will conduce not a little to the Impeachment of Anger.
Antagonism. — Lord Greville.
SOME Characters are like some bodies in Chemistry; very good perhaps in themselves, yet fly off and refuse the least conjunction with each other.
The Antiquary. Peter Pindar.
RARE are the Buttons of a Roman's breeches,
I DO by no means advise you to throw away your Time, in ransacking, like a dull Antiquarian, the minute and unimportant parts of remote and fabulous times. Let blockheads read, what blockheads wrote.
ALL those things which are now held to be of the greatest Antiquity, were, at one time, new; and what we to-day hold up by Example, will rank hereafter as a Precedent.
IT has been observed, that a Dwarf standing on the shoulders of a Giant, will see farther than the Giant himself; and the Moderns, standing as they do on the vantage-ground of former discoveries, and uniting all the fruits of the experience of their forefathers, with their own actual observation, may be admitted to enjoy a more enlarged and comprehensive view of things than the Ancients themselves; for that alone is true Antiquity, which embraces the Antiquity of the World, and not that which would refer us back to a period when the World was young. But by whom is this true Antiquity enjoyed? Not by the Ancients who did live in the infancy, but by the Moderns who do live in the maturity of things.
Antiquity. - Burke.
WHEN ancient Opinions and Rules of Life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated. From that moment we have no compass to govern us; nor can we know distinctly to what port to steer.
Appearances. — Shakspeare.
THE World is still deceived with Ornament.
Which make such wanton gambols with the wind,
To be the dowry of a second head,
The skull that bred them, in the sepulchre.
To the most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf
Vailing an Indian beauty; in a word,
The seeming Truth which cunning Times put on
Appearances. La Rochefoucauld.
IN all the professions every one affects a particular look and exterior, in order to appear what he wishes to be thought; so that it may be said the World is made up of Appearances.
Appearances. — Churchill.
APPEARANCES to save his only care;
So things seem right, no matter what they are.
Appearances. — Shakspeare.
THERE is a fair Behaviour in thee, Captain;
Appreciation. — Lord Greville.
You may fail to shine, in the opinion of others, both in your Conversation and Actions, from being superior, as well as inferior, to them.
Apprehension. - Burke.
BETTER to be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident a security.
Or like the stars, incline men to
What they're averse themselves to do;
For when disputes are wearied out,
'Tis inter'st still resolves the doubt.
Aristocracy. —Eward Everett.
WHAT subsists to-day by violence, continues to-morrow by acquiescence, and is perpetuated by tradition; till at last the hoary abuse shakes the gray hairs of antiquity at us, and gives itself out as the wisdom of ages. Thus the clearest dictates of reason are made to yield to a long succession of follies.
And this is the foundation of the aristocratic system at the present day. Its stronghold, with all those not immediately interested in it, is the reverence of antiquity.
Art.- From the Latin.
It is the Height of Art to conceal Art.
THE enemy of Art is the enemy of Nature; Art is nothing but the highest sagacity and exertions of Human Nature; and what Nature will he honour who honours not the Human?
Artifice. La Rochefoucauld.
THE ordinary employment of Artifice is the mark of a petty Mind; and it almost always happens that he who uses it to cover himself in one place, uncovers himself in another.
Artifice. Washington Irving.
THERE is a certain artificial polish-a common-place vivacity acquired by perpetually mingling in the beau Monde, which, in the commerce of the World, supplies the place of natural suavity and good humour, but is purchased at the expense of all original and sterling traits of Character: by a kind of fashionable discipline, the Eye is taught to brighten, the Lip to smile, and the whole Countenance to emanate with the semblance of friendly Welcome, while the Bosom is unwarmed by a single Spark of genuine Kindness and good-will.
Ascendency. — Lord Greville. WHATEVER natural Right Men may have to Freedom and Independency, it is manifest that some Men have a natural Ascendency over others.
IF thou canst not obtain a Kindness which thou desirest, put a good face on it, show no Discontent nor Surliness: an hour may come, when thy request may be granted.
Associates. — From the Latin. IF you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself learn to limp.
Associates. — La Bruyere.
IF Men wish to be held in Esteem, they must associate with those only who are estimable.
HE who comes from the Kitchen smells of its smoke; he who adheres to a Sect has something of its Cant; the College-Air pursues the Student, and dry Inhumanity him who herds with literary Pedants.
Associates. Lord Chesterfield. CHOOSE the company of your superiors, whenever you can have it; that is the right and true Pride.
Assuming. — De Moy.
ASSUMED Qualities may catch the Affections of some, but one must possess Qualities really good, to fix the heart.