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All art is but imitation of nature.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We learn not in the school, but in life.

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All things are cause for either laughter or weeping.

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It is well to be born either a king or a fool.

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We are more wicked together than separately. If you are forced to be in a crowd, then most of all you should withdraw into yourself.

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If thou live according to nature, thou wilt never be poor if according to the opinions of the world, thou wilt never be rich.

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Liesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.

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The hour which gives us life begins to take it away. - Hercules Furens

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It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have.

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In every good man a God doth dwell.

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The true felicity of life is to be free from anxieties and perturbations to understand and do our duties to God and man, and to enjoy the present without any serious dependence on the future.

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Why does no one confess his sins Because he is yet in them. It is for a man who has awoke from sleep to tell his dreams.

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He who comes to a conclusion when the other side is unheard, may have been just in his conclusion, but yet has not been just in his conduct.

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The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.

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I persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling.

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The best ideas are common property.

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An action will not be right unless the will be right for from thence is the action derived. Again, the will will not be right unless the disposition of the mind be right for from thence comes the will.

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Life is a gift of the immortal Gods, but living well is the gift of philosophy.

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Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

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Our (The Stoic) motto, as you know, is live according to nature.

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.

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Whatever is to make us better and happy, God has placed either openly before us or close to us.

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He who has injured thee was stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him if stronger, spare thyself.

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A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party there is no battle unless there be two.

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The soul has this proof of its divinity that divine things delight in it.

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There is nothing so disagreeable, that a patient mind cannot find some solace for it.

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The ascent from earth to heaven is not easy.

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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

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Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.

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As long as you live, keep learning how to live.

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Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely for science is but one.

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No man ever became wise by chance.

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Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.

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To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.

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Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

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The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

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Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness. - Epistulae ad Lucilium

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The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company.

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...a sword never kills anybody it's a tool in the killer's hand. From Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales, Letters to Lucilius on Morals, Letter 87, c.63-65

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If wisdom were offered me with this restriction, that I should keep it close and not communicate it, I would refuse the gift.

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Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say let speech harmonize with life.

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Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insuating and insidious something that elicits secrets from us just like love or liquor.

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It is extreme evil to depart from the company of the living before you die.

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Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.

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A great step toward independence is a good humored stomach.

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If a man knows not what harbour he seeks, any wind is the right wind.

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We become wiser by adversity prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

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The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

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To strive with an equal is dangerous with a superior, mad with an inferior, degrading.

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Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.

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He that visits the sick in hopes of a legacy, but is never so friendly in all other cases, I look upon him as being no better than a raven that watches a weak sheep only to peck out its eyes.

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All cruelty springs from weakness.

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No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.

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Whatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast it down.

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There is no genius free from some tincture of madness.

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We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.

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Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.

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A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.

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That grief is light which can take counsel.

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Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.

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No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.

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As is a tale, so is life not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

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If you wished to be loved, love.

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Malice drinks one half of its own poison.

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A great mind becomes a great fortune.

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Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.

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He who has great power should use it lightly.

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Nothing costs so much as what is bought by prayers.

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Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

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Time heals what reason cannot.

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Time discovers truth.

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Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.

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It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.

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The pain of a disappointed wish necessarily produces less effect upon the mind if a man has not certainly promised himself success. - De Tranquillitate Animi

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Those whom fortune has never favoured are more joyful than those whom she has deserted. - De Tranquillitate Animi

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This body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly. - Epistulae ad Lucilium

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Fate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling. - Epistulae ad Lucilium

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There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality. - Epistulae ad Lucilium

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He who boasts of his ancestry praises the merits of another. - Hercules Furens

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To greed, all nature is insufficient. - Hercules Oetaeus

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Anyone can stop a man's life, but no one his death a thousand doors open on to it. - Phoenissae

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If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

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If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.

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Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.

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What difference does it make how much you have What you do not have amounts to much more.

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It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

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Latin A sword never kills anybody it is a tool in the killer's hand.

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.

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No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.

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Let him that would move the world, first move himself.

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As long as you live, keep learning how to live.

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Live with men as if God saw you converse with God as if men heard you.

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This is the reason we cannot complain of lifeit keeps no one against his wll.

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Brother, the Great Spirit has made us all. . . . .

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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

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All art is an imitation of nature.

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Be not too hasty either with praise or blame speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods.

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Delay not swift the flight of fortune's greatest favours.

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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body.

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Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.

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Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.

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An unpopular rule is never long maintained.

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Dangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance.

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As was his language so was his life.

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Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed.

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He will live ill who does not know how to die well.

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He who spares the wicked injures the good.

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I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.

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It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen that is the common right of humanity.

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If virtue precede us every step will be safe.

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If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favourable to him.

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I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge.

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Let tears flow of their own accord their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.

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It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.

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It is pleasant at times to play the madman.

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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

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Life without the courage for death is slavery.

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It is rash to condemn where you are ignorant.

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It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses.

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It is the sign of a week mind to be unable to bear wealth.

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It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.

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It should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one.

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One hand washes the other.

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Speech is the mirror of the mind.

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Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.

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No one can wear a mask for very long.

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Not to feel one's misfortunes is not human, not to bear them in not manly.

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The arts are the servant wisdom its master.

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One should count each day a separate life.

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The first step towards amendment is the recognition of error.

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Many things have fallen only to rise higher.

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Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honourable.

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Unjust dominion cannot be eternal.

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To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature.

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We should conduct ourselves not as if we ought to live for the body, but as if we could not live without it.

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Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.

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The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

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The path of precept is long, that of example short and effectual.

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The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early.

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To be feared is to fear no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.

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The most onerous slavery is to be a slave to oneself.

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We most often go astray on a well trodden and much frequented road.

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Where reason fails, time oft has worked a cure.

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It is better, of cours, to know useless things than to know nothing.

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Fire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men.

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He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another.

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Without an adversary prowess shrivels. We see how great and efficient it really is only when it shows by endurance what it is capable of.

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Where the speech is corrupted, the mind is also.

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It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

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What does reason demand of a man A very easy thing--to live in accord with his nature.

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Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.

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While the fates permit, live happily life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.

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Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man's power to live long.

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It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

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You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.

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There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

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The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed.

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Live among men as if God beheld you speak to God as if men were listening.

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The best ideas are common property.

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Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy.

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