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There is the Light and the Dark, the Magus used to tell us, and all things that live have the power to choose.
With such follies the young, to whom each joy or trouble seems eternal, will concern themselves while the sky is about to fall.
He had seen himself at the Kaspian Gates, gloriously redeeming Gaugamela. And not one man of all who were here had seen it with him. This was their answer, this dreadful silence.
WE PERSIANS HAVE A saying that one should deliberate serious matters first drunk, then sober.