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Fairer and more fruitful in spring the vine becomes from the skilful pruning of the husbandman; less pure had been the gums which the odorous balsam gives if it had not been cut by the knife of the Arabian shepherd.
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To take away life is a power which the vilest of the earth have in common; to give it belongs to gods and kings alone
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The bee and the serpent often sip from the selfsame flower
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Prepare thy soul calmly to obey; such offering will be more acceptable to God than every other sacrifice
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In the dark a glimmering light is often sufficient for the pilot to find the polar star and to fix his course.
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The canker which the trunk conceals is revealed by the leaves, the fruit, or the flower
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The eye that gazes upon the sun sees not the orb it looks upon, confounded by the excess of its brightness
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Of all faults the greatest is the excess of impious terror, dishonoring divine grace. He who despairs wants love, wants faith; for faith, hope, and love are three torches which blend their light together, nor does the one shine without the other
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