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The necessity of saying something, the embarrassment produced by the consciousness of having nothing to say, and the desire to exhibit ability, are three things sufficient to render even a great man ridiculous.
Our labour preserves us from three great evils — weariness, vice, and want.
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and need.
I am the best-natured creature in the world, and yet I have already killed three, and of these three two were priests.
"I have no more than twenty acres of ground," he replied, "the whole of which I cultivate myself with the help of my children; and our labor keeps off from us the three great evils - boredom, vice, and want."
Work keeps away those three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.
Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty.
Work keeps us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty.
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