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It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
 

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
 

It is good manners which make the excellence of a neighborhood. No wise man will settle where they are lacking.
 

It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
 

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
 

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
 

It is only the benevolent man who is capable of liking or disliking other men.
 

It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.
 

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
[Learning]
 

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
 

Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
 

Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
[Action]
 

Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.
 

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
[Music]
 

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
[Friendship]
 

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
 

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
 

Of course you want to be rich and famous. It's natural. Wealth and fame are what every man desires. The question is: What are you willing to trade for it?
[Wealth]
 

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
[Age]
 

One joy dispels a hundred cares.
 


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