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Master your passions or your passions will master you.
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A man among children will long be a child; a child among men will soon be a man.
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A change is as good as a rest.
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Better to kiss a knave than be troubled with him.
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A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
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If you would be happy for a week, take a wife; if you would be happy for a month, kill a pig;
but if you would be happy all your life, plant a garden.
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He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
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A stumble may prevent a fall.
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Like lavender, grow sweeter as you grow older.
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You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.
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Stupidity won't kill you, but it can make you sweat.
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Ignorance is the mother of superstition.
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When flatterers meet, the devil goes to dinner.
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Happy is the country which has no history.
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Always to court and never to wed is the happiest life that was ever led.
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Never be weary of well doing.
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He that all men will please shall never find ease.
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Idle men are dead all their life long.
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Wives and wind are necessary evils.
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A work ill done must be done twice.
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Sorrow is good for nothing but sin.
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Three things are untameable: Idiots, women, and the salt sea.
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The friar preached against stealing and had a goose in his sleeve.
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He that lives in hope dances to an ill tune.
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Laws catch flies but let hornets go free.
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A good example is the best sermon.
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He that does what he will does not what he ought.
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A good fame is better than a good face.
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Opportunity makes a thief.
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If you want peace, prepare for war.
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It is not the beard that makes the philosopher.
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A man without religion is a horse without a bridle.
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An open door may tempt a saint.
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He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.
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An illiterate king is a crowned ass.
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