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Virtue is itself a punishment.
If you did something right once, then there will be a person who will definitely ask you to do it again.
Random events tend to happen in groups.
After you've opened a can of worms, the only way to get them back is to use a bigger can.
The optimist believes that we live in the best possible world. The pessimist fears that this is the case.
Sound judgment comes from painful experiences. Experience comes from painful judgment.
At the time, progress was perhaps not so bad, but it drags on for too long.
Glory may be fleeting, but obscurity is given forever.
If you pour a spoonful of wine into a barrel filled to the brim with impurities, impurities are obtained. If you pour a spoonful of impurities into a barrel filled to the top with wine, impurities are obtained.
Never do anything that might catch you off guard.
Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter since nobody is listening.
To be wise is to know when to avoid impeccability.
People who generally resist change cannot resist change for the worse.
On the very day when you are ready to sell your own soul for something, it turns out that the soul market is oversaturated.
Forgive and remember.
Don't worry about what your colleagues think of you. They are too busy worrying about what you think of them.
The total amount of intelligence on the planet remains constant; the population, however, continues to grow.
Friends come and go, but enemies pile up.
To get hold of an enemy, do someone a good deed.
Never try to appease someone whose rage has reached a boiling point.