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" A beautiful woman should break her mirror early. "
" It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice. "
" Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way. "
" Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave. "
" Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. "
" Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance. "
" True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. "
" Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment. "
" A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. "
" Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one. "
" It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards. "
" A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are. "
" Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong. "
" Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose. "
" A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. "
" Know or listen to those who know. "
" Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side. "
" The wise does at once what the fool does at last. "
" Work is the price which is paid for reputation. "
" Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. "
" 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. "
" Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent. "
" Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do. "
" Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets. "
" Be content to act, and leave the talking to others. "