"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
"The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."
"He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god."
"Wit is educated insolence."
"It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims."
"The gods too are fond of a joke."
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity."
"Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies."
"The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold."
"Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them."
"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."
"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness."
"If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost."
"Well begun is half done."
"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."
"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self."
"The more thou dost advance, the more thy feet pitfalls will meet. The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire- the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain. The more he fears, the more that light shall pale - and that alone can guide."
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