"Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness."
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"One ungrateful person, does an injury to all needy people."
"Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world."
"If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest."
"Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly."
"We die as often as we lose a friend."
"Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy."
"It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay."
"Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken."
"Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back."
"The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them."
"To refuse graciously is to confer a favor."
"When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favor on all."
"An angry father is most cruel toward himself."
"Familiarity breeds contempt."
"The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing."
"It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies."
"It is only the ignorant who despise education."
"The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment."
"That should be considered long which can be decided but once."
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