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I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.


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The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice And experience of them.
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Whom do I call educated First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men.
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Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
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Man, know thyself.
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I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
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My divine sign indicates the future to me.
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