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We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions; we sow our actions,
and we reap our habits; we read more

We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions; we sow our actions,
and we reap our habits; we sow our habits, and we reap our
characters; we sow our characters, and we reap our destiny.

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Oh, dense intelligence. I suspect that it was Batavian (i.e.
from the Netherlands-Batavia.)
[Lat., O crassum ingenium. Suspicor read more

Oh, dense intelligence. I suspect that it was Batavian (i.e.
from the Netherlands-Batavia.)
[Lat., O crassum ingenium. Suspicor fuisse Batavum.]

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It is a good part of sagacity to have known the foolish desires
of the crowd and their unreasonable read more

It is a good part of sagacity to have known the foolish desires
of the crowd and their unreasonable notions.
[Lat., Bona prudentiae pars est nosse stultas vulgi cupiditates,
et absurdas opiniones.]

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Submit or resign.
[Lat., Se soumettre ou se demettre.]

Submit or resign.
[Lat., Se soumettre ou se demettre.]

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Classes and masses.

Classes and masses.

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Betwixt the devil and the deep sea.

Betwixt the devil and the deep sea.

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The camel set out to get him horns and was shorn of his ears.
[Lat., Camelus desiderans cornua etiam read more

The camel set out to get him horns and was shorn of his ears.
[Lat., Camelus desiderans cornua etiam aures perdidit.]

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A nail is driven out by another nail, habit is overcome by habit.
[Lat., Clavus clavo pellitur, consuetudo consuetudine read more

A nail is driven out by another nail, habit is overcome by habit.
[Lat., Clavus clavo pellitur, consuetudo consuetudine vincitur.]

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I don't like your way of conditioning and contracting with the
saints. Do this and I'll do that! Here's read more

I don't like your way of conditioning and contracting with the
saints. Do this and I'll do that! Here's one for t'other. Save
me and I'll give you a taper or go on a pilgrimage.

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It is the worst of madness to learn what has to be unlearnt.
[Lat., Extremae est dementiae discere dediscenda.]

It is the worst of madness to learn what has to be unlearnt.
[Lat., Extremae est dementiae discere dediscenda.]

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