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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  [Greek]—Happiness is theirs who are sufficient for themselves.  1
  [Greek]—In general men do wrong whenever circumstances enable them.  2
  [Greek]—It is only the character of a man, not his wealth, that is stable.  3
  [Greek]—Man is by nature an animal meant for civic life.  4
  [Greek]—The aim of the wise man is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.  5
  [Greek]—Wisdom never contemplates what wilt make a happy man.  6
  A brave man is clear in his discourse, and keeps close to truth.  7
  Amicus est unus animus in duobus corporibus—A friend is one soul in two bodies.  8
  Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.  9
  Dignity consists not in possessing honours, but in deserving them.  10
  Friendship is communion.  11
  Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.  12
  It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.  13
  It is through the feeling of wonder that men philosophise.  14
  Life is movement.  15
  Man is the meter of all things; the hand is the instrument of instruments, and the mind is the form of forms.  16
  Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law and without justice.  17
  Memory is the scribe of the soul.  18
  Nature, study, and practice must combine to ensure proficiency in any art.  19
  No man praises happiness as he would justice, but calls it blessed, as being something more divine and excellent.  20
  Philosophy teaches us to do willingly and from conviction what others do under compulsion.  21
  The end of labour is to gain leisure.  22
  The fate of empires depends upon the education of youth.  23
  The one exclusive sign of a thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.  24
  The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.  25
  The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.  26
  There is a foolish corner even in the brain of the sage.  27
  Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.  28
  To be happy means to be sufficient for one’s self.  29
  Without friends no one would choose to live, even if he had all other good things.  30

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