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See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are worse.
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Fate leads the willing and drags along the reluctant.
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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that
they are difficult.
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Everyone prefers belief to the exercise of judgement.
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The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin.
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Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.
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A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
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To err is human. To repeat error is of the Devil.
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When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances,
but no friends.
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He who is brave is free.
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Life, if well lived, is long enough.
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Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
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Throw aside all hindrances and give up your time to attaining a sound mind.
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He who repents of having sinned is almost innocent.
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No man can be sane who searches for what will injure him in place of what is best.
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We learn not in the school, but in life.
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If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.
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While we are postponing, life speeds by.
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It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin.
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If you judge, investigate.
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In war there is no prize for runner-up.
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What should a wise person do when given a blow? Same as Cato when he was attacked; not
fire up or revenge the insult, or even return the blow, but simply ignore it.
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The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.
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Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
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Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure.
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The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.
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When we have provided against cold, hunger and thirst, all the rest is but vanity and excess.
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The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
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Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may
then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
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Modesty forbids what the law does not.
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It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.
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No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more
amiable disposition.
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A great mind becomes a great fortune.
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Fidelity purchased with money, money can destroy.
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To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.
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Whatever is well said by another, is mine.
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