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Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.
 

Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.
 

Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.
 

So in the Libyan fable it is told That once an eagle, stricken with a dart, Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft, 'With our own feathers, not by others' hands, Are we now smitten.'
[Ruin]
 

The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.
 

The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen.
 

The man who does ill must suffer ill.
 

The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
 

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
 

The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.
 

The wisest of the wise may err.
 

The words of truth are simple.
 

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
 

There is a limit to the best of health: disease is always a near neighbor.
 

There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually.
 

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
 

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
 

Time as he grows old teaches all things.
 

Time brings all things to pass.
 

To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.
 


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