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'We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free.'


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'When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.'


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'The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.'


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'Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.'


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'First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.'


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'It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.'


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'To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.'


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'It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.'


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'Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.'


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'Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.'


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'Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.'


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'Freedom is the right to live as we wish.'


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'God has entrusted me with myself.'


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'It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.'


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'Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.'


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'No great thing is created suddenly.'


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'Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.'


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'There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.'


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'The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.'


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'If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.'


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'It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.'


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'Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.'


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'Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.'


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'We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.'


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'Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.'


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'Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.'


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'The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.'


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'Only the educated are free.'


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'It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.'


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'If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.'


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'Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.'


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'There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.'


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'Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.'


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'Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.'


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'No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.'


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'Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.'


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'If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.'


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'It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.'

 

 

 

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