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Trust critics rather than flatterers. Allow freedom of speech to men of wisdom, and listen to the judgements which men pass upon one another, and so learn their characters. Rule yourself as well as others; mastery over the passions is the most kingly of all qualities. Choose your friends carefully, and let them be men who will help you and whose friendship will raise you in the estimation of others.
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