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Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
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Law is order, and good law is good order.
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We make war that we may live in peace.
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Happiness does not consist in amusement. In fact, it would be strange if our end were amusement, and if we were to labor and suffer hardships all our life long merely to amuse ourselves... The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which involves effort and is not spent in amusement.
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Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
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Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
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Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
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In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep
out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness; and those in the
prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
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What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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Wit is educated insolence.
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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form, but with regard to
their mode of life.
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Through discipline comes freedom.
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Law is order, and good law is good order.
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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward
significance.
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Nature does nothing uselessly.
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Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and
intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. Choice, not chance,
determines your destiny.
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All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
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The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.
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We should venture on the study of every kind of animal without distaste; for each and all will
reveal to us something natural and something beautiful.
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It is their character indeed that makes people who they are. But it is by reason of their actions
that they are happy or the reverse.
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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the
hardest victory is over self.
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He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
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It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and
history only the particular.
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Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
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It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
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Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
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It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
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Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
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Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
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It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion,
habit, reason, passion, and desire.
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We must be neither cowardly nor rash but courageous.
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