If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
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However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him.
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Greatest fools are the most often satisfied.
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A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
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Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return.
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Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.
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Praising an honest person who doesn't deserve it, always wounds them.
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Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly.
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What is conceived well is expressed clearly.
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The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all.
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No one who cannot limit himself has ever been able to write.
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He who cannot limit himself will never know how to write.
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Boileau, Nicholas

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