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I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.
Lighter is the wound foreseen.
Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.
An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking.
Even though work stops, expenses run on.