The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
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At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
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Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
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A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
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Good things, when short, are twice as good.
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It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
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Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
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When desire dies, fear is born.
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A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
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The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
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Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
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There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.
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Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
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Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
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Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
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Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
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Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
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To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.
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Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.
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Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
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It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.
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Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
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One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
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Begin with another's to end with your own.
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The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
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Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
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To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.
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Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
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There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
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Gracian, Baltasar

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