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The sun will not shine on any country that has borders with ours.
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How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.

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Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.

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To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.

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It is better to be envied than pitied.

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Where wisdom is called for, force is of little use.

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They [the Persians] are accustomed to deliberate on matters of the highest moment when warm with wine; but whatever they in this situation may determine is again proposed to them on the morrow, in their cooler moments, by the person in whose house they had before assembled. If at this time also it meet their approbation, it is executed; otherwise it is rejected. Whatever also they discuss when sober, is always a second time examined after they have been drinking.

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Let there be nothing untried; for nothing happens by itself, but men obtain all things by trying.

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The Scythians take kannabis seed, creep in under the felts, and throw it on the red-hot stones. It smolders and sends up such billows of steam-smoke that no Greek vapor bath can surpass it. The Scythians howl with joy in these vapor-baths, which serve them instead of bathing, for they never wash their bodies with water.

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