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He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.

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In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

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The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.

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Men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth.

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