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Memory is the scribe of the soul.Memory More
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.Habit More
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Hope is a waking dream.Hope More
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Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
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The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
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Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.Anger More
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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.Excellence More
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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.Life and Living More
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At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.Animal More
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The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
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Man is by nature a political animal.Humankind More
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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
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Friendship is essentially a partnership.
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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.Love More
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First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.Goal More
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No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.Insanity More
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What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.Discipline More
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To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.Writers and Writing More
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Happiness is a sort of action.
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Cruel is the strife of brothers.Family More
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Education is the best provision for old age.
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Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.Love More
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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.Poverty and The Poor More
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No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.Madness More
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Happiness is activity.
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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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Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.Freedom More
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It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.Goodness More
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The secret to humor is surprise.Humour More
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There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.Genius More
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All men by nature desire to know.Nature More
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Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act by a habit.
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Hope is the dream of a waking man.Hope More
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The most perfect political community must be amongst those who are in the middle rank, and those states are best instituted wherein these are a larger and more respectable part, if possible, than both the other; or, if that cannot be, at least than either of them separate.Middle class More
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We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.Anger More
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Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.Praise More
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The law is reason, free from passion.Law and Lawyers More
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Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.Goal More
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Nor was civil society founded merely to preserve the lives of its members; but that they might live well: for otherwise a state might be composed of slaves, or the animal creation... nor is it an alliance mutually to defend each other from injuries, or for a commercial intercourse. But whosoever endeavors to establish wholesome laws in a state, attends to the virtues and vices of each individual who composes it; from whence it is evident, that the first care of him who would found a city, truly deserving that name, and not nominally so, must be to have his citizens virtuous.Society More
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No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.Evil More
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The soul never thinks without a picture.Soul More
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The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
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Wit is educated insolence.Wit More
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Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
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To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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Well begun is half done.Action More
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The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.Courage More
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The end of labor is to gain leisure.Leisure More
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