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To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art

Long roads test the horse, long dealings the friend

Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians

Virtuous for ten years is still not enough; evil for one day is too much already

Never write a letter while you are angry

If you don’t speculate, you can’t accumulate

Look for a thing until you find it and you’ll not lose your labor

The best soldiers are not warlike

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure

All things change, and we change with them

The palest ink is better than the best memory

The one who plants the tree is not the one who will enjoy its shade

Easier to bend the body than the will

The broad-minded see the truth in different religions; the narrow-minded see only the differences

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere

Small men think they are small; great men never know they are great

A thousand pounds and a bottle of hay are all one at doomsday

He has too many lice to feel an itch

He that has no silver in his purse, should have silver on his tongue

Losing comes of winning money

Corporations have neither bodies to be punished nor souls to be damned

Outside noisy, inside empty

Love is blind

The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it

Man is Heaven and Earth in miniature