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It is a great thing to know our vices.
181
In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body
269
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
204
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
218
I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.
214
He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.
177
He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
242
Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
184
Force overcome by force.
176
By force of arms.
246
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him...
180
Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure...
186
As the old proverb says "Like readily consorts with like."
173
Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
195
All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.
173
Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.
170
A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.
165
A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
184
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
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The Things You Take for granted, someone else is praying for...