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By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.

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The first and best victory is to conquer self to be conquered by self is of all things most shameful and vile.

To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous.

A philosopher is one who desires to discern the truth.

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.

The passionate are like men standing on their heads they see all things the wrong way.

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