Health, beauty, vigor, riches, and all the other things called goods, operate equally as evils to the vicious and unjust, as they do as benefits to the just.
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Perfect wisdom has four parts, viz., wisdom, the principle of doing things aright justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it and temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.
We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed.
Homosexuality, is regarded as shameful by barbarians and by those who live under despotic governments just as philosophy is regarded as shameful by them, because it is apparently not in the interest of such rulers to have great ideas engendered in their subjects, or powerful friendships or passionate love-all of which homosexuality is particularly apt to produce.
Whenever a person strives, by the help of dialectic, to start in pursuit of every reality by a simple process of reason, independent of all sensuous information never flinching, until by an act of the pure intelligence he has grasped the real nature of good he arrives at the very end of the intellectual world.
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