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" We may appear great in an employment below our merit, but we often appear little in an employment too great for us. "
Life's painter of variegated characters in public and private life - Page 123
by George Parker - 1800
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The Beauties of All Magazines Selected for ..., Volume 3

George Alexander Stevens - Literary Criticism - 1764
...deCpicablc. The greateft fault in penetration is not its falling fliort, but its going beyond the mark. We may appear great in an employment below our merit,...often appear little in an employment too great for us. Quarrels would not laft long, if the wrong were only on one fide. What makes us love new acquaintance...
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The Miscellaneous Works: Apothegms and maxims for the good conduct of life ...

Gorges Edmond Howard - 1782
...fufpicion. 'Tis eafier to appear worthy of the employments we have not, than worthy of thofe we have. We may appear great in an employment below our merit...often appear little in an employment too great for us. A bufy mind mould be always employed, to keep it out of mifchief. The infolence and extortion of office...
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Maxims and moral reflections

François La Rochefoucauld (duc de), duc de François La Rochefoucauld - Literary Criticism - 1783 - 140 pages
...is eafier to appear worthy of the employments we are not poflefled of, than of thofe we are. cxir. We may appear great in an employment below our merit ; but we often appear little in one that is too high for us. " throw obvious thoughts in a new light, and " m-kc up the whole with...
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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838
...easier to appear worthy of the employments we are not possessed of, than of those we are.—76. 402. We may appear great in an employment below our merit; but we often appear little in one that is too high for us.— Ib, 403. We love those, who endeavour to imitate us, better than those...
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Wise sayings of the great and good

Wise sayings - 1864
...window, Printing my thoughts in lawn. Philaster, Act v. — BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. EMPLOYMENT. Suitable We may appear great in an employment below our merit ; but we often appear little in one that is too high for us- Maxims, cxII.— ROCHEFOUCAULT. EMULATION and ENVY denned. Emulation is...
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