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Jean de la Bruyere

Jean de la Bruyere

The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest.
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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is one of the most famous phrases in the United States Declaration of Independence. These three aspects are listed among the "unalienable rights" of man.

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Franklin, Benjamin

Benjamin Franklin by Joseph Duplessis 1778
Benjamin Franklin by Joseph Duplessis 1778

“There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth: the first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors – this is robery; the second by commerce, which is generally cheating; the third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein a man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in hid favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.”