When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
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I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
When men speak ill of you, live so as nobody may believe them.
In particular I may mention Sophocles the poet, who was once asked in my presence, ''How do you feel about love, Sophocles are you still capable of it'' to which he replied, ''Hush if you please to my great delight I have escaped from it, and feel as if I had escaped from a frantic and savage master.'' I thought then, as I do now, that he spoke wisely. For unquestionably old age brings us profound repose and freedom from this and other passions.
The most virtuous of all men is he that contents himself with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
The greatest penalty of evildoing namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men.
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