If there is one thing I will not abide it is the folly of a willful pride.
("The Name of the Wind")
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Barbarian that I am, I had eaten all of it. It had tasted quite nice too. Still, I took note of this fact and resigned myself to throw away half of a perfectly good cheese if it was set in front of me. Such is the price of civilization.
Only a fool worries over what he can't control.
Pride is always a better lever against the nobility than reason.
Do you just want to get by? Or do you want to make me proud?
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