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Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.


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I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
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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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I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world
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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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In every one of us there are two ruling and directing principles, whose guidance we follow wherever they may lead the one being an innate desire of pleasure the other, an acquired judgment which aspires after excellence.
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But already it is time to depart, for me to die, for you to go on living which of us takes the better course, is concealed from anyone except God.
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