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If you sit in judgment, investigate, if you sit in supreme power, sit in command.

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Live with men as if God saw you; converse with God as if men heard you

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The hour which gives us life begins to take it away

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Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

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All things are cause for either laughter or weeping.

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Everything may happen. (Omnio fieri possent.)

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We most often go astray on a well trodden and much frequented road.

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We are so vain as to set the highest value upon those things to which nature has assigned the lowest place. What can be more coarse and rude in the mind than the precious metals, or more slavish and dirty than the people that dig and work them? And yet they defile our minds more than our bodies, and make the possessor fouler than the artificer of them. Rich men, in fine, are only the greater slaves.

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Speech is the mirror of the mind. (Imago Animi Sermo Est)

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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body.

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He who spares the wicked injures the good.

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.

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Not to feel one's misfortunes is not human, not to bear them is not manly.

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The arts are the servant; wisdom its master.

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It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.

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He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another.

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Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.

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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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To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.

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I require myself not to be equal to the best, but to be better then the bad.

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There is a noble manner of being poor and who does not know it will never be rich.

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While we are postponing, life speeds by.

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The path of precept is long, that of example short and effectual.

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You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.

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It is pleasant at times to play the madman.

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