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16 Famous Quotes by Bidpai (Pilpay)

Guilty consciences always make people cowards.

Conscience Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: The Prince and his Minister (chap. iii, fable iii)

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Wise men say that there are three sorts of persons who are wholly deprived of judgment,--they who are ambitious of preferments in the courts of princes; they who make use of poison to show their skill in curing it; and they who intrust women with their secrets.

Judgment Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: The Two Travellers (chap. ii, fable vi)

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He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.

Roses Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: The Ignorant Physician (fable viii)

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There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns.

Roses Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: The Two Travellers (chap. ii, fable vi)

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'Twas he that ranged the words at random flung, Pierced the fair pearls and them together strung.

Poetry Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: Anvari Suhaili, (Eastwick's rendering)

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'Twas he that ranged the words at random flung, Pierced the fair pearls and them together strung.

Wooing Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: Anvari Suhaili, (Eastwick's rendering)

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That possession was the strongest tenure of the law.

Possession Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: The Cat and the Two Birds (chap. v, fable iv)

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Exclusive property is a theft against nature. [Fr., La propriete exclusive est un vol dans la nature.]

Possession Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: The Cat and the Two Birds (chap. v, fable iv)

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Honest men esteem and value nothing so much in this world as a real friend. Such a one is as it were another self, to whom we impart our most secret thoughts, who partakes of our joy, and comforts us in our affliction; add to this, that his company is an everlasting pleasure to us.

Friendship Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: Choice of Friends (chap. iv)

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We ought to do our neighbour all the good we can. If you do good, good will be done to you; but if you do evil, the same will be measured back to you again.

Deeds Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: Dabschelim and Pilpay (chap. i)

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It has been the providence of Nature to give this creature [the cat] nine lives instead of one.

Cats Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: The Greedy and Ambitious Cat (fable iii)

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There was once, in a remote part of the East, a man who was altogether void of knowledge and experience, yet presumed to call himself a physician.

Physicians Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: The Ignorant Physician (fable viii)

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Men are used as they use others.

Manipulation Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: The King Who Became Just (fable ix)

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Whoever . . . prefers the service of princes before his duty to his Creator, will be sure, early or late, to repent in vain.

Repentance Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: The Prince and his Minister (chap. iii, fable iii)

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There are some who bear a grudge even to those that do them good.

Grudges Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: A Religious Doctor (fable vi)

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What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh.

Breeding Quotes, by Bidpai (Pilpay) , Source: The Two Fishermen (fable xiv)

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