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SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE
English diplomat, statesman, essayist and author
(1628 - 1699)
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The desire of leisure is much more natural than of business and care.
      - [Indolence]

The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.
      - [Conversation]

The greatest medicine is a true friend.
      - [Friendship]

The greatest pleasure of life is love.
      - [Love]

The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home.
      - [Education]

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is, by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he was poor.
      - [Health]

The universal medicine of life.
      - [Temperance]

There cannot live a more happy creature than an ill-natured old man who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of doing them to others.
      - [Age : Ill-nature : Misanthropy]

Though I may not be able to inform men more than they know, yet I may give them the occasion to consider.
      - [Counsel]

Truth will be uppermost one time or another, like cork, though kept down in the water.
      - [Truth]

Valor gives awe, and promises protection to those who want heart or strength to defend themselves. This makes the authority of men among women, and that of a master buck in a numerous herd.
      - [Valor]

You may keep your beauty and your health, unless you destroy them yourself, or discourage them to stay with you, by using them ill.
      - [Beauty]

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they passed.
      - Ancient and Modern Learning [Books]

After the conquest of Afric, Greece, the lesser Asia, and Syria were brought into Italy all the sorts of their Mala, which we interprete apples, and might signify no more at first; but were afterwards applied to many other foreign fruits.
      - On Gardening [Apples]


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