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Samuel Pepys
(1633-1703) born on
Feb 23
English diarist, naval administrator. He is noted for his "Diary" which gives a fascinating picture of the official and upper-class life of Restoration London from 1660-1669.
But Lord! to see the absurd nature of Englishmen, that cannot forbear laughing and jeering at everything that looks strange.

Did satisfy myself mighty fair in the truth of the saying that the world do not grow old at all, but is in as good condition in all respects as ever it was.
But me thought it lessened my esteem of a king, that he should not be able to command the rain.
He that will not stoop for a pin will never be worth a pound.
My observation [is] that most men that do thrive in the world forget to take pleasure during the time that they are getting their estate, but reserve that till they have got one, and then it is too late for them to enjoy it.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Diary entry, 27 Nov 1662.
R: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
A: In "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," by Oxford University Press, 1979, 1985.
N: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
K: Diary entry, 10 Mar 1666.

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