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A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
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Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
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I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
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I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
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I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.
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If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
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If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
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It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet,than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
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It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
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It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.
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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
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It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
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Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
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Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
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Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
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Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
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Of all the things which wisdom acquires to produce the blessedness of the complete life far the greatest is the possession of Friendship.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss.
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Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.
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The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
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The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
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The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
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The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
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The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
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There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
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We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
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You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
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