You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man’s actions are, such must be his spirit.
Whatever shall be to the advantage of all, may that prevail!
Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue.
The sower of the seed is assuredly the author of the whole harvest of mischief.
The easiest thing in the world is self-deceit; for every man believes what he wishes, though the reality is often different.
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid, ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred on him, and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
The man who has received a benefit ought always to remember it, but he who has granted it ought to forget the fact at once.
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