Honesty is for the most par less profitable than dishonesty.
Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.
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