Buty [Beauty] and wit will die learning will vanish away and all the arts of life be soon forgot [forgotten] but virtue will remain forever”

Be very careful in your promises, and just in your performances, and remember it is better to do, and not promis, than to promis, and not perform.”

Virtue is the foundation of honor and esteem, and the sourse of all beauty order and happyness in nature” - Unattributed maxim,

Piety practiced in solitude, like the flower that blooms in the desert, may give its fragrance to the winds or heaven, and delight those unbodied [embodied] spirits, that survey the works of God and the actions of men, but it bestows no assistance upon Earth, by Beings [earthly beings], and however free from taints of impurity, yet wants the sacred splendor of Beneficence” - Samuel Johnson, “The Idler and the Adventurer”

The first ingredient, in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, the last [fourth] wit” - William Temple, Heads of an Essay on Conversation

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