To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.
Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
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When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
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Hatred is blind, as well as love.
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Sharp acids corrode their own containers.