BC 469-BC 399. Greek philosopher of Athens
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
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I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
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In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
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The unexamined life is not worth living.
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Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
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Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
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What a lot of things there are a man can do without.
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I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.
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A multitude of books distracts the mind.
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Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.
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