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Certainly the game is rigged. Don’t let that stop you; if you don’t bet you can’t win.

A woman is not property, and husbands who think otherwise are living in a dreamworld.

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.

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

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.