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O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
 

Often a retrospect delights the mind.
 

Only experience can show how salt the savor is of others' bread, and how sad a path it is to climb and descend another's stairs.
[Poverty]
 

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
 

Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.
 

Small projects need much more help than great.
 

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
 

The fair request ought to be followed by the deed, in silence.
[Action]
 

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
[Commitment]
 

The human race is in the best condition when it has the greatest degree of liberty.
[Liberty]
 

The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
 

The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
 

The secret of getting things done is to act!
[Politics]
 

There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness.
[Grief]
 

Will cannot be quenched against its will.
 

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
[Fame]
 

You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs.
 


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