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Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Love is a serious mental disease.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Let every man remind their descendants that they also are soldiers who must not desert the ranks of their ancestors, or from cowardice fall behind.
Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils...
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Friends have all things in common.
Death is not the worst than can happen to men.
The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
There are three arts which are concerned with all things: one which uses, another which makes, and a third which imitates them.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
A tyrant is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.