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I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.
 

I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths.
 

I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.
 

I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil.
 

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
 

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
 

If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
 

If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.
 

In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
 

In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.
 

In war, truth is the first casualty.
 

It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers.
 

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
 

It is always in season for old men to learn.
[Age]
 

It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
 

It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.
 

It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
 

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
[Advice]
 

It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
 

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
 


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