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The people always have some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness. This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs when he first appears he is a protector.

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Time on its back bears all things far away - Full many a challenge is wrought by many a day - Shape, fortune, name, and nature all decay

Perfect wisdom has four parts, viz., wisdom, the principle of doing things aright justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it and temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.

The first and best victory is to conquer self to be conquered by self is of all things most shameful and vile.

There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.

Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.

Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.

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