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Pietro Aretino
(1492-1556) born on
Apr 20
Italian poet, writer, dramatist. He was celebrated throughout Europe in his time for his fiery letters and insolent literary attacks on the powerful.
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
I am, indeed, a king, for I know how to rule myself.
I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: From George Osner's collection of quotations.
A: From George Osner's collection of quotations.
N: From George Osner's collection of quotations.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.

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