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Time reveals all things.

Time softens animosity.

'Tis folly to love fetters, though they be of gold.

'Tis gold Which makes the true man killed, and saves the thief; Nay, sometimes hangs both thief and true man; what Can it not do, and undo?

'Tis wisdom sometimes to seem a fool.

To be in love and act wisely is scarcely granted to a god.

To be loved, be loveable.

To conceal disease is fatal.

To condemn by a cutting laugh comes easily to all.

To do a favour slowly is to begrudge it; to consent slowly shows unwillingness.

To do good to the ungrateful is to throw rose-water into the sea.

To every one who doth ask, but not everything he doth ask.

To have been silent never does harm, but to have spoken does.

To have no wants, is money.

To him that hath much, shall much be given.

To know nothing is the happiest life.

To obtain that which is just we must ask that which is unjust.

To relax the mind is to lose it.

To remove the hairs from a horse's tail, one by one must be plucked out. [Small persevering efforts succeed, when violent measures would fail.]

To silence another, first be silent yourself.

To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.

To the ass, or the sow, their own offspring appears the fairest in creation.

To the pure all things are pure.

To understand a stammerer, you ought to stammer yourself.

To whom is he any good, if he is no good to himself?