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Quote : "Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing."

Quote : "Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice"

Quote : "Crush the serpent's head with the hand of an enemy...If the latter be successful, thou hast killed a snake; and if the former, thou hast freed thyself from an enemy."

Quote : "For whosoever esteemeth too much of amorous affection, quitteth both riches and wisdom."

Quote : "I will never fear or avoid a possible good rather than a certain evil."

Quote : "He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing."

Quote : "Therefore it is wiser to have a reputation for meanness which brings reproach without hatred, than to be compelled through seeking a reputation for liberality to incur a name for rapacity which begets reproach with hatred."

Quote : "The meaner desires of the many are held down by the virtuous desires and wisdom of the few."

Quote : "I found that the men most in repute were all but the most foolish; and that others less esteemed were really wiser and better."

Quote : "Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment."

Quote : "For a bad man is not permitted to injure a better than himself."

Quote : "It is not the part of wise men to grapple with a lion, or strike the fist against a sword."

Quote : "I should be wise, for honesty's a fool
And loses that it works for"

Quote : "For the fear of death is indeed the pretence of wisdom, and not real wisdom, being a pretence of knowing the unknown and no one knows whether death, which men in their fear apprehend to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good."

Quote : "Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast."

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