Idleness, women, disorder, a foolish partiality for one's own native place, discontent and timidity are six obstructions to greatness.
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She is a wife who is the soul of her husband.
A store of grain, Oh king is the best of treasures. A gem put in your mouth will not support life.
No wise person should make known the loss of fortune, any malpractice in their house, his being cheated, or having been disgraced.
The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.
No man should ever display his bravery unless he is prepared for battle, nor bear the marks of defiance, until he has experienced the abilities of his enemy.
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