The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
There are three classes of men lovers of wisdom, lovers of honour, lovers of gain.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
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