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Page 32 - good old rule, the simple plan that they shall take who have the power and they shall keep who can.
Page 26 - As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
Page 116 - ... abandon it. A constant hammering on one nail, will generally drive it home at last, so that it can be clinched. When a man's undivided attention is...
Page 113 - Those scholars, who shall merit it, shall remain in the college until they shall respectively arrive at between fourteen and eighteen years of age ; they shall then be bound out by the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Philadelphia, or under their direction, to suitable occupations, as those of agriculture, navigation, arts, mechanical trades, and manufactures...
Page 92 - There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at its flood, leads on to fortune...
Page 31 - If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled ; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?