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  • Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
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  • The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
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  • I shall never act differently, even if I have to die for it many times
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  • By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher. Socrates (470-399 B.C.)
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  • The only true knowledge, consists in knowing, that we know nothing,
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  • My divine sign indicates the future to me.
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  • It is necessary that one who really and truly fights for the right, if he is to survive even for a short time, shall act as a private man, not as a public man
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  • Such as thy words are, such will thine affections be esteemed and such as thine affections, will be thy deeds and such as thy deeds will be thy life
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  • As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
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  • Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
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  • If thou continuest to take delight in idle argumentation thou mayest be qualified to combat with the sophists, but will never know how to live with men.
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  • My belief is that to have no wants is divine.
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  • When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.
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  • I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
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  • Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.
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