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Caesar's armies marched on vegetarian foods.
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The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his
old wife.
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When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near.
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Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes
respectable in time of war.
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In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great
discovery that liberty is a product of order.
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The individual succumbs, but he does not die if he has left something to mankind.
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Love one another. My final lesson of history is the same as that of Jesus. You may think
that's a lot of lollipop but just try it. Love is the most practical thing in the world. If you take
an attitude of love toward everybody you meet, you'll eventually get along.
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Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.
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Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a good thing to say.
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We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four
hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.
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The family is the nucleus of civilization.
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Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
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The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of
character, the only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are
philosophers and saints.
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Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
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Philosophy is harmonized knowledge making a harmonious life; it is the self-discipline which
lifts us to serenity and freedom. Knowledge is power, but only wisdom is liberty.
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