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example; may be considered as bringing them fooi in one hand, and poison in the other.—Balguy.
PRECEPTS.—Precepts are the rules by which we cught to square our lives. When they are contracted into sentences, they strike the affections; whereas admonition is only blow. ing of the coal. -Seneca.
PRECEPTS.—Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones at hand do more toward a happy life than whole volumes that we know not where to find.-Seneca.
PRECEPTS.--He that lays down precepts for the government of our lives and moderating our passions, obliges human nature, not only in the present but in all succeeding generations.-Seneca.
PREJUDICE.—He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kind of devils.
PREJUDICE.--Opinions grounded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence. -Jeffrey.
PREJUDICE.—Prejudice is a mist, which, in our journey through the world, often dims the brightest, and obscures the best of all the good and glorious objects that meet us on our way.—Tales of Passions.
PREJUDICE.- Prejudice is an equivocal term; and may as well mean right opinions taken upon trust, and deeply rooted in the mind, as false and absurd opinions so derived, and grown into it.-Hurd.
PREJUDICE.—Prejudice may be considered as a continual false medium of viewing things, for prejudiced persons not only never speak well, but also never think well of those whom they dislike, and the whole character and conduct is considered with an eye to that particular thing which offends them.- Butler.
PREJUDICE.—In forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of foretaken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said, will be measured ky a wrong rule: like them who have thc jaundice, to whom everything appeareth yellow.—Sir P. Sidney.
PREJUDICE AND CONCEIT.—Men are often warned against old prejudices : I would rather warn them against new conceits. The novelty of an opinion, on most moral subjects, is a presumption against it. Generally speaking, it is only the half-thinker, who in matters concerning the feelings and ancestral opinions of men, stumbles on new conclusions. The true philosopher searches out something else; the propriety of the feeling, the wisdom of the opinion, the deep and living roots of whatever is fair and enduring. For on such points, our first and third thoughts will be apt to coincide.
PREJUDICE AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY.— - Prejudice and selfsufficiency, naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.–Addison.
PREJUDICES OF THE THOUGHTFUL.—The confirmed prejudices of a thoughtful life, are as hard to change as the confirmed habits of an indolent life: and as some must trifle away age, because they trifled away youth, others must labor on in a maze of ertor, because they have wandered there too long to find their way out. --Bolingbroke.
PRESS, THE.-In former days various superstitious rites were used to exorcise evil spirits; but in our times the same object is attained, and beyond comparison more effectually, by the common newspaper. Before this talisman, ghosts, vampiros, witches, and all their kindred tribes are driven from the land, never to return again. The touch of “ holy water," is not so intolerable to them as the smell of printing ink.--J. Bentham.
PRESS, AN ENSLAVED.—An enslaved press is doubly fatai: it not only takes away the true light, for in that case we might stand still, but it sets up a false one that decoys us to our destruction.- Colton.
PRESS, LIBERTY OF.—If by the liberty of the press, wo understand merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as mucb of it as you please : but, if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating, and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it whenever our legislators shall please to alter the law; and shall cheerfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others, for the privilege of not being abused myself.— Franklin.
PRETENSION.—It is no disgrace not to be able to do everything; but to undertake, or pretend to do, what you are not made for, is not only shameful, but extremely troublesome and vexatious.—Plutarch.
PRIDE.—Pride, like the magnet, constantly points to one object, self; but unlike the magnet, it has no attractive pole, but at all points repels.-Cilton.
PRIDE.—We hear much of a decent pride, a becoming pride, a noble pride, a laudable pride. Can that be decent, of which we ought to be ashamed? Can that be becoming, of which God has set forth the deformity? Can that be noble which God resists and is determined to abase ? Can that be laudable, which God calls abominable ?- Cecil.
Pride.—Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt. — Boling. broke.
PRIDE.-As thou desirest the love of God and
beware of pride. It is a tumor in the mind, that breaks and ruins all thine actions ; a worm in thy treasury, that eats and ruins thine estate. It loves no man, and is beloved of none; it disparages another's virtues by detraction, and thine own by vain-glory. It is the friend of the flatterer, the moth er of envy, the nurse of fury, the sin of devils, the devil of mankind. It hates superiors, scorns inferiors, and owns no equal. In short, till thou hate it, God hates thee.
PRIDE.—Pride is increased by ignorance; those assume the most, who know the least.—Gay.
PRIDE.—The seat of pride is in the heart, and only there; and if it be not there, it is neither in the look, nor in the clothes.- Lord Clarendon.
PRIDE.—Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself.—Johnson.
PRIDE.--If a proud man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is that he keeps his at the same time.-Swift.
Pride.—Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.—Solomon.
PRIDE.-Pride, as it is compounded of the vanity and illnature that disposes men to admire themselves, and contemn other men (which is its genuine composition), retains its vigor longer than any other vice, and rarely expires but with life itself. Without the sovereign influence of God's extraordinary and immediate grace, men do very rarely put off all the trappings of their pride, till they who are about them put on their winding.sheet.-- Clarendon.
PRIDE.—'Tis the most nonsensical thing in the world, for a man to be proud, since 'tis in the meanest wretch's. power to mortify him. How
Lord All-Pride in the park, when the company turned their eyes from him and his gaudy equipage !— Brown.
Pride.--Pride brake the angels in heaven, and spoils an heads we find cracked here; for such as observe those in Bed. lam, shall perceive their fancies to beat most upon mistakes in honor or love.—Osborn.
PRIDE.—Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but it is easier to suppress the first desire, than to sat isfy all that follow it. --Franklin.
PRIDE.— Though Diogenes lived in a tub, there might be, for aught I know, as much pride under his rags, as in the fine-spun garments of the divine Plato.— Swift.
PRIDE.—If a man has a right to be proud of anything-it is of a good action done as it ought to be, without any base interest lurking at the bottom of it.-Sterne.
PRIDE AND. VANITY.—Pride is never more offensive than when it condescends to be civil; whereas, vanity, whenever it forgets itself, naturally assumes good-humor.--Cumberland.
PRIDE, ENVY, AND HATE.—There is a diabolical trio exist. ing in the natural man, implacable, inextinguishable, co-operative and consentan ous, pride, envy, and hate : pride that makes us fancy we deserve all the goods that others possess ; envy, that some should be admired while we are overlooked; and hate, because all that is bestowed on others, diminishes the sum we think due to ourselves. - Colton.
PRIDE OF LEARNING.---To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.- Bishop Taylor.
PRIDE OF OPINION.-Infidelity, alas! is not aiways built upon doubt, for this is diffident; nor philosophy always upon visdom, for this is meek; but pride is neither.—Coltons.