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of character entitle them to; and on the other hand, he will be willing that his superiors should be known and acknowl. edged in their place, and have rendered to them all the honors that are their due.-Pres. Edwards.

LEVEL, THE COMMON.—Kings and their subjects, masters and slaves, find a common level in two places--at the foot of the cross, and in the grave. Colton.

LIBERALITY.—Liberality consists not so much in giving a great deal, as in giving seasonably. - Bruyere.

LIBERALITY, UNWISE.—Some are unwisely liberal, and more delight to give presents than to pay debts.—Sir P. Sidney.

LIBERTY.--Reason and virtue alone can bestow liberty.Shaftesbury.

LIBERTY.—When I see the spirit of liberty in action, I see a strong principle at work; and this, for a while, is all I can possibly know of it. The wild gas, the fixed air, is plainly broke loose: but we ought to suspend our judgment until the first effervescence is a little subsided, till the liquor is cleared, and until we see something deeper than the agitation of a troubled and frothy surface. I must be tolerably sure, before I venture publicly to congratulate men upon a blessing, that they have really received one. Burke.

LIBERTY.-The only liberty that is valuable, is a liberty connected with order; that not only exists along with order and virtue; but which cannot exist at all without them. It inheres in good. and steady government, as in its substance and vital principle.—Burke.

LIBERTY, CIVIL.-Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put chains upon their own appetites; in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity; in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon the will and appetite is placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be of it without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate habits cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.--Burke.

LIBERTY, OF A PEOPLE, AND OF INDIVIDUALS.—The liberty of a people consists in being governed by laws which they have made themselves, under whatsoever form it be of government: the liberty of a private man, in being master of his own time and actions, as far as may consist with the laws of God, and of his country. -Cowley.

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LIBERTY OF INDIVIDUALS.—The effect of liberty to individuals is, that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations which may be soon turned into complaints.-Burke.

LIBERTY OF THE PRESS. — The liberty of the press is a blessing, when we are inclined to write against others; and a calamity, when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants; as the power of the crown is always thought too great by those who suffer through its influence, and too little by those in whose favor it is exerted.—Johnson.

LIBERTY, THE DANGER TO.-The true danger is, when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts. --Burke.

LIBERTY, TO COMMUNITIES.—Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health, no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.--Bolingbroke.

LIBRARIES.-Libraries are the shrines where all the relics of saints, full of true virtue, and without delusion and imposture, are preserved and reposed.-Bacon.

LIFE.—Life, all life is expenditure: we have it, but as continually losing it; we have the use of it, but as continually wasting it. Suppose a man confined in some fortress, under the doom to stay there until his death; and

suppose there is for his use a dark reservoir of water, to which it is certain none can ever be added. He knows, suppose, that the quantity is not very great; he cannot penetrate to ascertain how much, but it may be very little. He has drawn from it, by means of a fountain, a good while already, and draws from it every day. But how would he feel each time of drawing, and each time of thinking of it? Not as if he had a perennial spring to go to; not, “I have a reservoir, I may be at ease.” No; but," I had water yesterday—I have water to-day; but my having had it, and my having it today, is the very cause I shall not have it on some day that is approaching. And at the same time I am compelled to this fatal expenditure !" So of our mortal, transient life ! And yet men are very indisposed to admit the plain truth, that life is a thing which they are in no other way possessing than as necessarily consuming; and that even in this imperfect sense of possession, it becomes every day less a possession !-John Foster.

Life.-Life is short yet tedious, spent in wishes, schemes, and desires; we refer to the time to come enjoyment and repose, often to an age, when our best blessings, youth and health, have totally left us. That time comes and surprises us, still bustling in the hurry of impatient desires: this is our case when a fever seizes us, and puts an end to our being: if we recover, it is to no better purpose than to desire longer.-Bruyere.

LIFE.—We bring into the world with us a poor, needy, uncertain life, short at the longest, and unquiet at the best; all the imaginations of the witty and the wise have been perpetually busied to find out the ways how to revive it with pleasures, or relieve it with diversions; how to compose it with ease, and settle it with safety. To some of these ends have been employed the institutions of lawgivers, the reasonings of philosophers, the inventions of poets, the pains of laboring, and the extravagances of voluptuous men. All the world is perpetually at work about nothing else, but only that our poor mortal lives should pass the easier and happier for that little time we possess them, or else end the better when we lose them.—Sir W. Temple.

LIFE.—The man who lives in vain, lives worse than in vain. He who lives to no purpose, lives to a bad purpose.— Nevins.

LIFE.-We are for lengthening our span of life in general, but would fain contract the parts of which it is composed. The usurer would be very well satisfied to have all the time annihilated that lies between the present moment and next quarter-day. The politician would be contented to lose three years in his life, could he place things in the posture which he fancies they will stand in after such a revolution of time. The lover would be glad to strike out of his existence all the moments that are to pass away before the happy meeting. Thus, as fast as our time runs, we should be very glad in most parts of our lives, that it ran much faster than it does. Several hours of the day hang upon our hands, nay, we wish away whole years, and travel through time as through a country filled with many wild and empty wastes, which we would fain hurry over, that we may arrive at those several little settlements or imaginary points of rest which are dispersed up and down in it. --Addison.

LIFE.--He lives long that lives well; and time misspent, is not lived, but lost. Besides, God is better than his promise if he takes from him a long lease, and gives him a freehold of a better value.-Fuller.


LIFE.-The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues.Shakspeare.

LIFE.—Though we seem grieved at the shortness of life in general, we are wishing every period of it at an end. The minor longs to be at age, then to be a man of business, then to make up an estate, then to arrive at honors, then to retire. -Addison.

LIFE.—He that embarks in the voyage of life will always wish to advance, rather by the impulse of the wind, than the strokes of the oar; and many founder in their passage, while they lie waiting for the gale.Johnson.

LIFE.—There appears to exist a greater desire to live long than to live well! Measure by man's desires, he cannot live long enough; measure by his good deeds, and he has not lived long enough; measure by his evil deeds, and he has lived too long.--Zimmerman.

LIFE, HOW SHORTENED.— If we calculate the time of life for seventy years, and take from it the time of our infancy and childhood, sleep and recreation, eating and drinking, sickness and old age, but a very little will remain for service. - Fuller.

LIFE, HOW TO ESTIMATE.—Measure not life by the hopes and enjoyments of this world, but by the preparation it makes for another; looking forward to what you shall be, rather than backward to what you have been.

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