"To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless."
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"Reason should direct and appetite obey."
"Let reason govern desire."
"Let the punishment be proportionate to the offense."
"Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age."
"Like associates with like."
"In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures."
"Before beginning, plan carefully."
"A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others."
"There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it."
"Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom."
"Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable."
"I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war."
"He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason."
"No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion."
"The soil of their native land is dear to all the hearts of mankind."
"There is no fortune so strong that money cannot take it."
"The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil."
"It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error."
"Whatever that be which thinks, understands, wills, and acts. it is something celestial and divine."
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