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A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one su...   Life
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.   Life
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.   Life
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends...   Life
Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.   Life
At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at f...   Life
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they...   Life
Begin with another's to end with your own.   Life
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.   Life
Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a ...   Dreams
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wi...   Life
Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shor...   Life
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.   Life
Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new ...   Life
Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.   Life
He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage ...   Life
He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's ...   Life
He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.   Life
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.   Life
I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.   Life
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while...   Life
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you a...   Life
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them a...   Life
It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especi...   Life
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though e...   Life
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.   Life
Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.   Life
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.   Life
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have rec...   Life
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.   Life
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything...   Life
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.   Life
Never open the door to the lesser evil, for other and greater ones inv...   Life
Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of ...   Life
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the...   Life
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.   Life
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.   Life
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.   Life
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.   Life
There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none s...   Life
Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most thi...   Life
To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs...   Life
To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.   Life
To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.   Life
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.   Life
Watchfulness is the only guard against cunning. Be intent on his inten...   Life
When desire dies, fear is born.   Life