"A closed mouth catches no flies."
-- Miguel De Cervantes
"Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength."
"Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle."
-- James Russell Lowell
"Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves."
"Persistence will grind an iron beam down into a needle."
-- Chinese proverb
"A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged. A liberal is a conservative who's been arrested."
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"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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