Lacon: Or Many Things in Few Words, Addressed to Those who Think, Bind 1–2

Charles Wells, 1832

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Side 114 - I knew that the animal was blind in one eye, because it had cropped the herbage only on one side of its path ; and I perceived that it was lame in one leg, from the faint impression which that particular foot had produced upon the sand.
Side 72 - Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say...
Side 207 - And the children of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less. And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
Side 150 - Slave of the mine ! thy yellow light Gleams baleful as the tomb-fire drear. — A gentle vision comes by night My lonely widow'd heart to cheer ; Her eyes are dim with many a tear, That once were guiding stars to mine : Her fond heart throbs with many a fear ! — I cannot bear to see thee shine.
Side 98 - Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way ; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.
Side 88 - For first, is there any principle in all nature more mysterious than the union of soul with body; by which a supposed spiritual substance acquires such an influence over a material one, that the most refined thought is able to actuate the grossest matter?
Side 129 - There is this difference between the two temporal blessings — health and money : money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed ; health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied ; and this superiority of the latter is still more obvious, when we reflect that the poorest man would not part with health for money, but that the richest would gladly part with all his money for health.
Side 123 - There are two modes of establishing our reputation : to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues.— It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanie d by the latter.
Side 189 - No two things differ more than hurry and despatch. Hurry is the mark of a weak mind, despatch of a strong one.
Side 97 - In youth, we are looking forward to things that are to come ; in old age we are looking backward to things that are gone past ; in manhood, although we appear, indeed, to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day, when we have time.

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