The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection are that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.
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Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Wit is educated insolence.
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.
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