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"He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden." Age 3.2 avg (6 votes)
"There are three arts which are concerned with all things: one which uses, another which makes, and a third which imitates them." Art 5.0 avg (4 votes)
"The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions." Debate 3.8 avg (5 votes)
"Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil." Education, Good & Evil 4.4 avg (15 votes)
"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life." Education 4.8 avg (9 votes)
"Friends have all things in common." Friendship 2.6 avg (7 votes)
"The soul of man is immortal and imperishable." God 4.0 avg (7 votes)
"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Good & Evil, Politics 4.8 avg (23 votes)
"No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death." Good & Evil 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"The greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men." Good & Evil 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it." Justice 4.6 avg (8 votes)
"Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind." Knowledge 3.8 avg (5 votes)
"Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil." Laws, Morality 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Death is not the worst than can happen to men." Life & Death 4.8 avg (10 votes)
"The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows." Life & Death 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?" Life & Death 3.0 avg (1 votes)
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (85 votes)
"No human thing is of serious importance." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (6 votes)
"Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent." Money 3.5 avg (4 votes)
"The greatest wealth is to live content with little." Money 4.5 avg (10 votes)

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