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BC 469-BC 399. Greek philosopher of Athens

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Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.

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Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

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He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.

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The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.

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Know thyself.

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Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

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The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.

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Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

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He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

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A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.

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