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Nations have passed away and left no traces, And history gives the naked cause of it - One single simple reason in all cases; They fell because their peoples were not fit.
So in the Libyan fable it is told That once an eagle, stricken with a dart, Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft, 'With our own feathers, not by others' hands, Are we now smitten.'
No man is demolished but by himself.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
I never was ruined but twice - once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I gained one.
All men that are ruined are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.
My downfall raises me to infinite heights.
Candour and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, lead to ruin.
Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways - women, gambling and farming. My family chose the slowest one.


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