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  • If purpose, then, is inherent in art, so is it in Nature also. The best illustration is the case of a man being his own physician, for Nature is like that agent and patient at once.
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  • It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
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  • The coward calls the brave man rash, the rash man calls him a coward.
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  • All men seek one goal success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achie
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  • For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
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  • Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
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  • The whole is more than the sum of the parts.
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  • Law is order, and good law is good order.
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  • The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection are that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.
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  • The chief forms of beauty are order and symmetry and definiteness, which the mathematical sciences demonstrate in a special degree.
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  • Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
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  • For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
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  • He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.
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  • The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.
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  • Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
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