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The end of wisdom is consultation and deliberation.
 

The man who flies shall fight again.
 

The man who has received a benefit ought always to remember it, but he who has granted it ought to forget the fact at once.
 

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.
[Censure]
 

The sinews of affairs are cut.
 

The sower of the seed is assuredly the author of the whole harvest of mischief.
 

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots - suspicion.
[Against]
 

To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.
 

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.
[Truth]
 

What we wish, that we readily believe.
 

Whatever shall be to the advantage of all, may that prevail!
 

You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.
 


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