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  • The certain way to be cheated is to fancy one's self more cunning than others.
  • Be very slow to believe that you are wiser than all others; it is a fatal but common error. Where one has been saved by a true estimation of another's weakness, thousands have been destroyed by a false appreciation of their own strength.
  • A man who is proud of small things shows that small things are great to him.
  • Self-made men are most always apt to be a little too proud of the job.
  • He who gives himself airs of importance exhibits the credentials of impotence.
  • The more any one speaks of himself, the less he likes to hear another talked of.