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" For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy. "
" Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars. "
" My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. "
" Happiness depends upon ourselves. "
" The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. "
" It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. "
" The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. "
" Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. "
" Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season. "
" To attain any assured knowledge about the soul is one of the most difficult things in the world. "
" Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal. "
" The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. "
" He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature. "
" Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. "
" It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. "
" Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. "
" Most people would rather give than get affection. "
" A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold. "
" Our judgments when we are pleased and friendly are not the same as when we are pained and hostile. "
" Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. "
" Nature does nothing in vain. "
" Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures. "
" The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. "
" Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. "
" It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. "
" Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. "
" Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. "
" Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last. "
" The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. "
" A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state. "
" Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. "