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  • Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
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  • The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
    (Antisthenes)

  • It is better to fall among crows than flatterers for those devour only the dead these the living.
    (Antisthenes)

  • I am sadly afraid that I must have done some wicked thing.
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  • When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life
    (Antisthenes)


  • There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
    (Antisthenes)

  • As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
    (Antisthenes)

  • As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed By envy.
    (Antisthenes)

  • Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
    (Antisthenes)

  • Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning.
    (Antisthenes)

  • Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
    (Antisthenes)

  • The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education
    (Antisthenes)


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