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Robert Hall quotes (9)

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
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Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name; ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation.
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In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best.
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In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits.
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Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
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Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history.
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Rising health care spending occurs because it is beneficial, not a burden on the economy.
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We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days.
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We should be more anxious that our afflictions should benefit us than that they should be speedily removed from us.
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