I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
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The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.
You wish to appear, Cotta, a pretty man and a great man at one and the same time but he who is a pretty man, Cotta, is a very small man
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
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