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It would be thought a hard Government that should tax its People one-tenth Part of their Time, to be employed in its Service.


[D]isputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.


Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.


So convenient a thing is it to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.


"That few in public affairs act from a mere view of the good of their country, whatever they may pretend; and, tho' their actings bring real good to their country, yet men primarily considered that their own and their country's interest was united, and did not act from a principle of benevolence.

"That fewer still, in public affairs, act with a view to the good of mankind.

  2010-09-08
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