Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.

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The greatest pleasure of life is love.

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Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.

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Do not test out your mind on the grounds that you are examining what seductive and impure thoughts look like, imagining that, as you do this, you will not be overcome by them. Even the wise have in this way been thrown into confusion and become infatuated.

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When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do towards other humans.

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Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

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We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.

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Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.

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Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.

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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

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Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.

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