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'A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.'


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'He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.'


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'Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.'


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'Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.'


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'Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.'


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'Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.'


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'A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.'


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'Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.'


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'Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.'


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'The things we remember best are those better forgotten.'


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'To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.'


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'He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.'


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'Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.'


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'Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.'


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'When desire dies, fear is born.'


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'Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.'


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'Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.'


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'True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune to keep him is a blessing.'


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'True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune to keep him is a blessing.'


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'Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.'


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'Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.'


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'Always leave something to wish for otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.'


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'Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.'


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'Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.'


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'The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.'


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'Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.'


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'True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.'


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'True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune to keep him is a blessing.'


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'Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.'


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'Know or listen to those who know.'


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'The wise does at once what the fool does at last.'


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'Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.'


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'Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.'


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'Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.'


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'Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.'


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'Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.'


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'A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.'


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'Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.'


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'Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.'


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'Work is the price which is paid for reputation.'

 

 

 

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