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Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
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In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.
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Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.
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There are a thousand forms of evil; there will be a thousand remedies.
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There is a God within us, and we glow when He stirs us.
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Fools laugh at the Latin language.
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He who is not prepared today will be less so tomorrow.
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Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect
it, there will be a fish.
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Every lover is a soldier and has his camp in Cupid.
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A boar is often held by a not-so-large dog.
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I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I
gave words.
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Love, and a cough, are not concealed.
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Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.
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Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
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The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture.
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Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.
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First appearance deceives many.
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Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return
again.
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Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
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You will be safest in the middle.
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Poetry comes fine-spun from a mind at peace.
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Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be
cruel.
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Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
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Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.
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If you would marry suitably, marry your equal.
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Resist beginnings; the prescription comes too late when the disease has gained strength by
long delays.
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Courage conquers all things: It even gives strength to the body.
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Either do not attempt at all or go through with it.
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I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains
of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth.
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Time is the devourer of all things.
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Love is a kind of warfare.
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Everything changes, nothing perishes.
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The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run ever faster if
encouraged.
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All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
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My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
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Habits change into character.
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Nothing is stronger than habit.
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