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(About Mathematics, Youth)

Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.

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No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

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Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child.

No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.

He is a fool who cannot be angry but he is a wise man who will not.

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