Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
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The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
The noblest of all studies is the study of what man is and of what life he should live.
The punishment suffered by the wise who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of bad men.
A philosopher is one who desires to discern the truth.
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