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A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.
Quotation of Xenophon
Agriculture for an honorable and highminded man, is the best of all occupations or arts by which men procure the means of living.
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Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
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Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.
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For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim.
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For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
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He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce.
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The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
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The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril.
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There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.
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Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.
Quotation of Xenophon