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- The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
- Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men.
- The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
- Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.
- As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.
- Time; that black and narrow isthmus between two eternities.