"He who wants a rose must respect the thorn."
"Once I had the strength but no wisdom. Now I have the wisdom but no strength."
"Don't cut down the tree which gives you shade."
"It taken 10 pounds of common sense to carry a pound of learning. One pound of learning needs 10 pounds of common sense to apply it."
"Use the enemy's hands when you want to catch a snake."
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CYRUS THE GREAT part 1