Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

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The best skill at cards is knowing when to discard.

The best skill at cards is knowing when to discard.

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.

A man of honour should never forget what he is, because he sees what others are.

Hope has a good memory gratitude a bad one.

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.

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