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The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, the fourth for madness.
If thy friends be of better quality than thyself, thou mayest be sure of two things; the first, they will be more careful to keep thy counsel, because they have more to lose than thou hast; the second, they will esteem thee for thyself, and not for that which thou dost possess.
Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish.
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Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
January 22, 1552
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