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The Idiot
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  • Because some fool, or a rogue pretending to be a fool, strikes a man, that man is to be dishonoured for his whole life, unless he wipes out the disgrace with blood, or makes his assailant beg forgiveness on his knees!

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  • fought off my assailant
  • The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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