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Cease to wish you well deserve anything from anyone, or to think anyone can become pious. All things are unpleasant, it is of no avail to have done deeds of kindness, but rather it wearies me, wearies me and proves the greater ill: so with me, whom no one oppresses more heavily nor more bitterly than he who a little while ago held me his one and only friend.

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