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To accept a favor is to sell one's freedom. [Lat., Beneficium accipere, libertatem est vendere.]

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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That man is worthless who knows how to receive a favor, but not how to return one. [Lat., Nam improbus est homo qui beneficium scit sumere et reddere nescit.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Persa (V, 1, 10)

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To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.

Publilius Syrus Quotes

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For however often a man may receive an obligation from you, if you refuse a request, all former favors are effaced by this one denial. [Lat., Nam quamblibet saepe obligati, si quid unum neges, hoc solum meminerunt, quod negatum est.]

Pliny the Younger (Caius Caecilius Secundus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (III, 4)

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In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur Quotes

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To accept a favor is to forfeit liberty.

Laber Quotes

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Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.

Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes

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A favor tardily bestowed is no favor; for a favor quickly granted is a more agreeable favor. [Lat., Gratia, quae tarda est, ingrata est: gratia namque Cum fieri properat, gratia grata magis.]

Decimus Magnus Ausonius Quotes , Source: Epigrams (LXXXII, 1)

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No free man will ask as favor, what he can not claim as reward. [Lat., Neutiquam officium liberi esse hominis puto Cum is nihil promereat, postulare id gratiae apponi sibi.]

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) Quotes , Source: Andria (II, 1, 32)

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Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.

Horace Greeley Quotes

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All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and. . . you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.

Anita Brookner Quotes

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