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We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.
'Bury me on my face,' said Diogenes and when he was asked why, he replied, 'Because in a little while everything will be turned upside down.'
Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he, That when they speak truth they are not believed.
He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge and one only evil, namely, ignorance.
He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for nothing.
Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions... that laws were like cobwebs, --for that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.
The question was put to him, what hope is and his answer was, The dream of a waking man.
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