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Often a noble face hides filthy ways.

Often a noble face hides filthy ways.

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Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?

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There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than read more

There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself.

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Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

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In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best read more

In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. Similarly, the geometry of life is designed to keep us at the point of maximum tension between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos. Every important call is a close one. We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth. We really wouldn't want it any other way.

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As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7].

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7].

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He who angers you conquers you.

He who angers you conquers you.

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Don't expect mangoes when you plant papayas.

Don't expect mangoes when you plant papayas.

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My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.

My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.

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