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  • Moderation, which consists in an indifference about little things, and in a prudent and well-proportioned zeal about things of importance, can proceed from nothing but true knowledge, which has its foundation in self-acquaintance.
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  • It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
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  • Grant that I may become beautiful in my soul within, and that all my external possessions may be in harmony with my inner self. May I consider the wise to be rich, and may I have such riches as only a person of self-restraint can bear or endure.
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  • A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
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  • Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many.
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  • The first and best victory is to conquer self to be conquered by self is of all things most shameful and vile.
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  • I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with
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  • Whence comes war and fighting, and factions Whence but from the body and the lust of the body Wars are occasioned by the love of money, and money has to be acquired for the same and service of the body.
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  • Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
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  • Few men are so obstinate in their atheism, that a pressing danger will not compel them to the acknowledgement of a divine power.
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  • Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
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  • They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
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  • There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
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  • My philosophy is when in Rome, do like the Romans do - so I'll be looking cool, talking to pretty women and eating ice cream. At least I'm quite good at doing two of those things
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  • To the rulers of the state then, if to any, it belongs of right to use falsehood, to deceive either enemies or their own citizens, for the good of the state and no one else may meddle with this privilege.
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