Our labour preserves us from three great evils -- weariness, vice, and want.
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Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.
You can never correct your work well until you have forgotten it.
When he who hears doesn't know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks doesn't know what he himself means that is philosophy.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
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