Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man, his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.

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Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss.

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss.

I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.

I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.

A free life cannot acquire many possessions because this is not easy to do without servility to mob

A free life cannot acquire many possessions because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.

If God listened to the prayers of men all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever pra

If God listened to the prayers of men all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.

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    We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

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    It's impossible to protect your kids against disappointment in life.

    There is no such thing in life as normal

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