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They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.

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Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

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.

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

Get married, in any case. If you happen to get a good mate, you will be happy if a bad one, you will become philosophical, which is a fine thing in itself.

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