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There are four kinds of people, three of which are to be avoided and the fourth cultivated: those who don't know that they don't know; those who know that they don't know; those who don't know that they know; and those who know that they know.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: rendering of an Arab proverb

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Wode has erys, felde has sigt.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: King Edward and the Shepherd, a manuscript (circa 1300)

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The man that heweth over high, Some chip falleth in his eye.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Story of Sir Eglamour of Artois, an English romantic story circa 1350, from a manuscript in the Garr

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Snug as a bug in a rug.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: The Stratford Jubilee (II, 1, 1779), also in letter to Miss Georgiana Shipley

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The woman that deliberates is lost.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: The Stratford Jubilee (II, 1, 1779), also in letter to Miss Georgiana Shipley

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A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Sir Roger on the Bench

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When you are at Rome, live as Romans live.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Sir Roger on the Bench

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A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Sir Roger on the Bench

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Man proposes, and God disposes. [It., Ordina l'uomo, e dio dispone.]

Ludovico Ariosto Quotes , Source: Orlando Furioso (ch. XLVI, 35)

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A friend is a second self.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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Custom is second nature. [Lat., Consuetudo est secunda natura.]

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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Be not arrogant when fortune smiles, or dejected when she frowns.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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If you are dreaded by many then beware of many.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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It often happens, that misery will follow a marriage when the dowry is too large.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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Let the blacksmith wear the chains he has himself made.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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No man will revel long in the indulgence of crime.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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One day unfolds it and one day destroys.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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Knowledge is power.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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Stay a little, that we may make an end the sooner.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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The folly of one man is the fortune of another.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Of Fortune

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He won't, won't he? Then bring me my boots.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Of Seditions

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One picture is worth ten thousand words.

Frederick R. Barnard Quotes , Source: Printer's Ink

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There is a method in man's wickedness: It grows up by degrees.

Thomas Haynes Bayly Quotes , Source: Isle of Beauty

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What mare's nest hast thou found?

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Bonduca (IV, 2)

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