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A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.   Life
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.   Life
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. ...   Life
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, natu...   Life
All men by nature desire to know.   Life
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.   Life
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.   Life
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the righ...   Life
As a rock on the seashore he standeth firm, and the dashing of the wav...   Life
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and...   Life
Bad men are full of repentance.   Life
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.   Age
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive th...   Life
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when...   Life
Change in all things is sweet.   Life
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality whic...   Life
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any res...   Life
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the r...   Politics
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different ...   Life
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness th...   Life
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.   Life
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.   Education
Education is the best provision for old age.   Life
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.   Life
For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is ...   Life
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.   Friendship
Friendship is essentially a partnership.   Life
Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.   Life
Happiness depends upon ourselves.   Life
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is ...   Life
Homer has taught all other poets the are of telling lies skillfully.   Life
Hope is a waking dream.   Life
Hope is the dream of a waking man.   Life
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his...   Life
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded ...   Life
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be foun...   Equality
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's wa...   Nature
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because th...   Life
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.   Nature
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than ...   Life
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refu...   Life
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor dr...   Life
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies...   Life
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose vi...   Life
It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas ...   Life
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought w...   Education
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.   Life
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.   Love
Man is by nature a political animal.   Life
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular ...   Life
Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.   Life
Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their f...   Life
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by d...   Life
Most people would rather give than get affection.   Life
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are mor...   Life
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake...   Life
Nature does nothing uselessly.   Nature
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.   Life
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.   Life
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes ...   Life
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all ...   Life
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.   Life
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.   Life
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expres...   Life
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at so...   Life
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibiliti...   Life
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into des...   Life
Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty - excusable, perhaps,...   Life
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with ch...   Life
That in the soul which is called the mind is, before it thinks, not ac...   Life
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, b...   Art
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.   Life
The appropriate age for marriage is around eighteen for girls and thir...   Life
The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sak...   Life
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the...   Life
The end of labor is to gain leisure.   Life
The gods too are fond of a joke.   Life
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.   Life
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, maki...   Life
The law is reason, free from passion.   Life
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thous...   Life
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor agai...   Life
The more thou dost advance, the more thy feet pitfalls will meet. The ...   Life
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class ...   Life
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.   Life
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.   Education
The secret to humor is surprise.   Life
The soul never thinks without a picture.   Life
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of con...   Life
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.   Life
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there...   Life
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.   Life
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.   Life
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.   Life
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.   Life
This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than...   Life
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who p...   Life
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but the...   Life
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life ...   Life
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true ...   Life
To the query, ''What is a friend?'' his reply was ''A single soul dwel...   Life
Tragedy is thus a representation of an action that is worth serious at...   Life
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a h...   Life
We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temp...   Life
We live in deeds, not years: In thoughts not breaths; In feelings, not...   Life
We make war that we may live in peace.   Life
We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether...   Life
We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the r...   Life
Well begun is half done.   Life
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.   Life
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.   Life
What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral chara...   Life
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening...   Friendship
Wit is educated insolence.   Intelligence
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other g...   Life
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the gr...   Life
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.   Life