The passionate are like men standing on their heads they see all things the wrong way.
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The people always have some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness. This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs when he first appears he is a protector.
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
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