Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
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It is bad advice that cannot be changed.
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If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.
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An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
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To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.
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It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.
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A rolling stone can gather no moss.
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To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it.
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Confidence is the bond of friendship.
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No one reaches a high position without daring.
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The empire of custom is most mighty.
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One is not exposed to danger who, even when in safety is always on their guard.
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That should be considered long which can be decided but once.
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The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment.
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It is only the ignorant who despise education.
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It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies.
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The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
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Familiarity breeds contempt.
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An angry father is most cruel toward himself.
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The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them.
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To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.
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When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favor on all.
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Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
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Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
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It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.
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Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.
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We die as often as we lose a friend.
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Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
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Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.
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One ungrateful person, does an injury to all needy people.
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Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
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There is no medicine to cure hatred.
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Take care that no one hates you justly.
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He who has lost honor can lose nothing more.
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No one ever lost his honor, except he who had it not.
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Better to be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
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One ungrateful man does an injury to all who stand in need of aid.
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If you would live innocently, seek solitude.
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It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.
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It is not every question that deserves an answer.
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A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.
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He who spares the bad injures the good.
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They do injury to the good who spares the bad.
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It is kindness to refuse immediately what you intend to deny.
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You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
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The judge is found guilty when a criminal is acquitted.
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Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm.
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Pain forces even the innocent to lie.
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Some remedies are worse than the disease.
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He who has a mind to do mischief will always find a pretense.
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Life itself is short, but lasts longer than misfortunes.
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From the errors of others a wise man corrects his own.
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Necessity knows no law except to conquer.
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Opportunity is lost by deliberation.
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The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
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Pain of mind is worse than pain of body.
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The next day is never so good as the day before.
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Patience is a remedy for every sorrow.
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It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
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No one knows what he can do till he tries.
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A cock has great influence on his own dunghill.
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Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
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All delay is helpful, but it does produce wisdom.
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Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
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Nothing can be done quickly and prudently at the same time.
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There are some remedies worse than the disease.
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You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.
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Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.
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Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
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I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.
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Society in shipwreck is comfort to all.
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Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is.
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A man's own character is the arbiter of his fortune.
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The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.
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Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.
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The most delightful pleasures cloy without variety.
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Every vice has its excuse ready.
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He is most free from danger, who, even when safe, is on his guard.
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The wise man avoids evil by anticipating it.
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At daybreak, when loath to rise, have this thought in thy mind: I am rising for a man's work.
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The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
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Syrus, Publilius

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