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"A tyrant is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." War & Peace 5.0 avg (13 votes)
"Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another." Science 4.9 avg (7 votes)
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (85 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)
"Death is not the worst than can happen to men." Life & Death 4.8 avg (10 votes)
"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil." Truth & Lies 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"Friends have all things in common." Friendship 2.6 avg (7 votes)
"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)
"If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things." Work 4.6 avg (13 votes)
"Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil." Education, Good & Evil 4.4 avg (15 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)
"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)
"Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?" Life & Death 3.0 avg (1 votes)
"Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow." Success 4.3 avg (8 votes)
"No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death." Good & Evil 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"No human thing is of serious importance." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (6 votes)
"The beginning is the most important part of the work." Work 4.1 avg (8 votes)
"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life." Education 4.8 avg (9 votes)
"The greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men." Good & Evil 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"The greatest wealth is to live content with little." Money 4.5 avg (10 votes)

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