Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.
Afraid of decision, I buried my finer feelings in the depths of my heart and they died there.
The story of a man’s soul, however trivial, can be more interesting and instructive than the story of a whole nation
No good ever becomes of a man who forgets an old friend
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.
An unusual beginning must have an unusual end.
If only people thought a little more about it, they would see that life is not worrying about so much.
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