We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
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He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.
They should rule who are able to rule best.
Men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth.
To enjoy the things we ought, and to hate the things we ought, has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
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