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A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
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A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
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A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow.
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A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
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Against the bold, daring is unsafe.
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Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.
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Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
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All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
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All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
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An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
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An evil life is a kind of death.
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Art lies by its own artifice.
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At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
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Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.
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Bear patiently with a rival.
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Beauty is a fragile gift.
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Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.
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Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.
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Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
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Cunning leads to knavery. It is but a step from one to the other, and that very slippery. Only lying makes the difference; add that to cunning, and it is knavery.
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Daring is not safe against daring men.
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Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
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Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.
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Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
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Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.
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Envy aims very high.
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Every lover is a soldier.
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Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
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Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.
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Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.
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Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
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First appearance deceives many.
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First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe," three times.
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Fortune and love favor the brave.
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Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory.
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Habits change into character.
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Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
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Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
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He who can believe himself well, will be well.
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He who says o'er much I love not is in love.
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He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.
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He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed.
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How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
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I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
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If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
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If you want to be loved, be lovable.
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In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.
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In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.
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It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.
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It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.
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It is the poor man who'll ever count his flock.
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Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers.
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Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
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Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
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Let what is irksome become habitual, no more will it trouble you.
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Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.
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Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.
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Little things please little minds.
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Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
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Love is a credulous thing.
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Love is a kind of warfare.
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Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.
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Love is full of anxious fears.
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Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.
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Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place.
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Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
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Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.
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Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.
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Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
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Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
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