text messages 51 to 55

51.  To admit you don’t know is to demonstrate your intelligence.
52.  The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.
53.  See the opportunity in every difficulty, not the difficulty in every opportunity.
54.  At times, it is better to keep your mouth shut and let people wonder if you’re a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
55.  Your reputation is not raised by lowering others.

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