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- One finds many companions for food and drink, but in a serious business a man's companions are few.
- Even to a wicked man a divinity gives wealth, Cyrus, but to few men comes the gift of excellence.
- Surfeit begets insolence, when prosperity comes to a bad man.
- Adopt the character of the twisting octopus, which takes on the appearance of the nearby rock. Now follow in this direction, now turn a different hue.
- The best of all things for earthly men is not to be born and not to see the beams of the bright sun; but if born, than as quickly as possible to pass the gates of Hades, and to lie deep buried.
- Wine is wont to show the mind of man.
- No man takes with him to Hades all his exceeding wealth.
- Bright youth passes swiftly as a thought.
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