Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
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Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.
It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
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.
If purpose, then, is inherent in art, so is it in Nature also. The best illustration is the case of a man being his own physician, for Nature is like that agent and patient at once.
The body is most fully developed at from thirty to thirty-five years of age, the mind at about forty-nine.
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Men err from selfishness; women because they are weak.
Madame de Stael
Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.