Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
We make war that we may live in peace.
"To the query, "What is a friend?" his reply was "A single soul dwelling in two bodies.""
Wit is cultured insolence.
Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power - that is not easy.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, desire."
"In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action."
"The quality of life is determined by its activities."
"It is easy to fly into a passion - anybody can do that - but to be angry with the right person to the right extent and at the right time and with the right object and in the right way - that is not easy, and it is not everyone who can do it."
"He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander."
"It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want."
"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self."
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
Change in all things is sweet.
Education is the best provision for old age.
Man is by nature a political animal.
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit.
We become just by doing just acts,
temperate by doing temperate acts,
brave by doing brave acts.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
He who hath many friends hath none.
It is better for a city to be governed by a good man than by good laws.
No one loves the man whom he fears.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
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