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We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are worse.
He who is brave is free.
Those that are a friend to themselves are sure to be a friend to all.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
The soul never thinks without a picture.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.
Wit is educated insolence.
Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.
Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
Education is the best provision for old age.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Memory is the scribe of the soul.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.
We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
Happiness is a sort of action.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Most people would rather give than get affection.

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