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Happiness may be defined as good fortune joined to virtue, or a independence, or as a life that is both agreeable and secure

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He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger.

All proofs rest on premises.

Nor was civil society founded merely to preserve the lives of its members but that they might live well for otherwise a state might be composed of slaves, or the animal creation... nor is it an alliance mutually to defend each other from injuries, or for a commercial intercourse. But whosoever endeavors to establish wholesome laws in a state, attends to the virtues and vices of each individual who composes it from whence it is evident, that the first care of him who would found a city, truly deserving that name, and not nominally so, must be to have his citizens virtuous.

We make war that we might live in peace.

Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.

It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.

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