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When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
Prosperity has this property it puffs up narrow souls, makes them imagine themselves high and mighty, and leads them to look down upon the world with contempt but a truly noble spirit appears greatest in distress and then becomes more bright and c
Antisthenes says that in a certain faraway land the cold is so intense that words freeze as soon as they are uttered, and after some time then thaw and become audible, so that words spoken in winter go unheard until the next summer.
But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod my shadow does that much better.
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