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Engrave this Quote That makes me think, my friend, as I have often done before, how natural it is that those who have spent a long time in the study of philosophy appear ridiculous when they enter the courts of law as speakers. Those who have knocked about in courts and the like from their youth up seem to me, when compared with those who have been brought up in philosophy and similar pursuits, to be as slaves in breeding compared with freemen.
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Action(s)
Engrave this Quote A well begun is half ended.
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Age
Engrave this Quote He who is of a 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.
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Engrave this Quote Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many.
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Ancestry, Ancestors
Engrave this Quote Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.
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Anger
Engrave this Quote He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
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Apathy
Engrave this Quote The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
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Astronomy
Engrave this Quote It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
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Atheism
Engrave this Quote There are few people so stubborn in their atheism who when danger is pressing in will not acknowledge the divine power.
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Beauty
Engrave this Quote Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.
N.B.: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. See also: Napoleon Bonaparte.
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-Plato, Symposium
Engrave this Quote Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.
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Character
Engrave this Quote When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
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City Life, Cities
Engrave this Quote Any city however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. These are at war with one another.
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Conflict
Engrave this Quote I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
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Control
Engrave this Quote The first and the best victory is to conquer self.
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Crime
Engrave this Quote He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
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Death
Engrave this Quote Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
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Engrave this Quote Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
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Deception/Lying
Engrave this Quote To the rulers of the state then, if to any, it belongs of right to use falsehood, to deceive either enemies or their own citizens, for the good of the state: and no one else may meddle with this privilege.
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Engrave this Quote Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
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Democracy
Engrave this Quote Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.
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Engrave this Quote These, then, will be some of the features of democracy... it will be, in all likelihood, an agreeable, lawless, parti-colored commonwealth, dealing with all alike on a footing of equality, whether they be really equal or not.
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Doctors
Engrave this Quote Is it not also true that no physician, in so far as he is a physician, considers or enjoins what is for the physician's interest, but that all seek the good of their patients? For we have agreed that a physician strictly so called, is a ruler of bodies, and not a maker of money, have we not?
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Education
Engrave this Quote The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
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Engrave this Quote Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
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