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#1. Woe to the rash mortal who seeks to know that of which he should remain ignorant, and to undertake that which surpasseth his power! - Author: William Beckford
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#2. A fish might more easily live on the apex of a rock than a man accustomed to crime live a life of virtue. ("The Story of Prince Barkiarokh") - Author: William Beckford
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#3. If you seem to be happy in this place of solitude, you will acquire a great reputation for wisdom, and I know, by my own experience, that under the cloak of a great reputation it is possible to hide whole treasures of folly. ("The Story of Princess Zulkais and the Prince Kalilah") - Author: William Beckford
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#4. Shortly after we were in bed I began my story, but made it so absurd, so long, and so tiresome, that, as my intention was, I sent her to sleep, and should have gone to sleep myself - but dark plots are ever wakeful. ("The Story of Prince Barkiarokh") - Author: William Beckford
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#5. It is a great evil to look upon mankind with too clear vision. You seem to be living among wild beasts, and you become a wild beast yourself. (""The Story of Prince Alasi and the Princess Firouzkah") - Author: William Beckford
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#6. At these words, the fathers of the fifty boys cried out aloud; the mothers repeated their exclamations an octave higher; whilst the rest, without knowing the cause, soon drowned the voices of both, with still louder lamentations of their own. - Author: William Beckford
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#7. No course was open to me save to leap, with eyes self-bound, into the yawning abyss of the future. - Author: William Beckford
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