As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
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When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.
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False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
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They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
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A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
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Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.
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Burton, Sir Richard

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