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Quote Left We make war that we may live in peace. Quote Right
Quote Left In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Quote Right
Quote Left A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. Quote Right
Quote Left The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Quote Right
Quote Left A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. Quote Right
Quote Left Hope is a waking dream. Quote Right
Quote Left Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Quote Right
Quote Left Bad men are full of repentance. Quote Right
Quote Left All men by nature desire knowledge. Quote Right
Quote Left Well begun is half done. Quote Right
Quote Left Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. Quote Right
Quote Left Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. Quote Right
Quote Left Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Quote Right
Quote Left All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. Quote Right
Quote Left Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. Quote Right
Quote Left No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. Quote Right
Quote Left There was never a genius without a tincture of madness. Quote Right
Quote Left The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows. Quote Right
Quote Left Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. Quote Right
Quote Left Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. Quote Right
Quote Left Happiness depends upon ourselves. Quote Right
Quote Left A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state. Quote Right
Quote Left Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Quote Right
Quote Left The argument of Alcidamas: Everyone honours the wise. Thus the Parians have honoured Archilochus, in spite of his bitter tongue; the Chians Homer, though he was not their countryman; the Mytilenaeans Sappho, though she was a woman; the Lacedaemonians actually made Chilon a member of their senate, though they are the least literary of men; the inhabitants of Lampsacus gave public burial to Anaxagoras, though he was an alien, and honour him even to this day. Quote Right
Quote Left Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Quote Right
Quote Left Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, "I did not give it to the man, but to humanity." Quote Right
Quote Left We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace. Quote Right
Quote Left In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. Quote Right
Quote Left A plausible impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. Quote Right
Quote Left Socrates called beauty a short-lived tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat; Theocritus, a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Aristotle, that it was better than all the letters of recommendation in the world; Homer, that it was a glorious gift of nature; and Ovid, that it was favor bestowed by the gods. Quote Right
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