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

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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.

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

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    Sex is like money; only too much is enough.

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    In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.

    In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.

    The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

    The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

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