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The Hercules Text

The Hercules Text

1986 ·
·3.68·455 Ratings ·307 Pages
“ Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. ” ― Rumi
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    2006·
    ·3.9·5,952 Ratings
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    2001·
    ·3.82·1,793 Ratings
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