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The wounds received in battle bestow honor, they do not take it away...

("Don Quixote")


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I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
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Truly I was born to be an example of misfortune, and a target at which the arrows of adversary are aimed.
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Thou camest out of thy mother's belly without government, thou hast liv'd hitherto without government, and thou mayst be carried to thy long home without government, when it shall please the Lord. How many people in this world live without government, yet do well enough, and are well look'd upon
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One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.
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One shouldn't talk of halters in the hanged man's house.
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In short, our gentleman became so caught up in reading that he spent his nights reading from dusk till dawn and his days reading from sunrise to sunset, and so with too little sleep and too much reading his brains dried up, causing him to lose his mind.
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