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Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

A fake fortune teller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

Always tell her she is beautiful, especially if she is not.

Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind, it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate, and quickly.

Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors, and miss.