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04-27-2008, 08:15 PM
-"Although men are accused of not knowing their

own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own

strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes

there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not


-"Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison

in the provision of life, and are allured by their

appetites to their destruction."

-"It is a maxim among these

lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may

legally be done again: and therefore they take

special care to record all the decisions formerly

made against common justice and the general

reason of mankind."

-"The latter part of a

wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies,

prejudices and false opinions they contracted