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" A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. "
" A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. "
" All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. "
" All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue. "
" All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else. "
" And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul. "
" Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another. "
" Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation. "
" A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants. "
" As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser. "
" Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. "
" Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance. "
" At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. "
" Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly. "
" Courage is a kind of salvation. "
" Courage is knowing what not to fear. "
" Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom. "
" Death is not the worst that can happen to men. "
" Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. "
" Democracy passes into despotism. "
" Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. "
" Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal. "
" Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. "
" Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments. "
" Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery. "
" For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories. "
" For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. "
" For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions. "
" Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. "
" Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly. "
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