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Fools

The foolish proclaim their qualifications; the wise keep them secret within. A straw floats on the surface of water, but a precious gem sinks to the depths.  Those with little learning show great pride. Grown wise, they are quiet. Torrents … Continue reading

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Victory

If you wish to defeat an opponent, make yourself perfect in all good qualities. Thus, your opponent will be mortified, and you shall improve in virtue. —Sakya Pandita, A Precious Treasury

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The Best

The foremost wealth is charity. The greatest happiness is peace of mind, Experience is the most beautiful ornament. Friends without attachments are the best company. —Sakya Pandita, A Precious Treasury

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Arrogance

The great have no need to be arrogant, and the arrogance of the lowly is futile. A true gem wants no recommendation, and a false jewel goes unwanted, though it be highly praised. —Sakya Pandita, A Precious Treasury

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