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I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.


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False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
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As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
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One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
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