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In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best.

I saw some piglets suckling their dead mother. After a short while they shuddered and went away. They had sensed that she could no longer see them and that she wasn't like them any more. What they loved in their mother wasn't her body but whatever it was that made her body live.

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.

Good men abandon lusting after things, they take no pleasure in sensual speech, when touched by happiness or sorrow, the wise show no elation or dejection.

Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.

People with virtue must speak out, People who speak are not all virtuous.

Don't tell fish stories where the people know you, but particularly don't tell them where they know the fish.

You CAN have it all. You just can't have it all at once.

There are five things which no one is able to accomplish in this world: first, to cease growing old when he is growing old; second, to cease being sick; third, to cease dying; fourth, to deny dissolution when there is dissolution; fifth, to deny non-being.

The skillful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.

When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.

You only lose what you cling to.

One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.

Reality is merely an illusion albeit a very persistent one.

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

When I am getting ready to reason with a man I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say, and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

The mother of revolution and crime is poverty.

There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.

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