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I found Rome brick, I left it marble.

Truth is always the strongest argument.
Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
None loves the messenger who brings bad news.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love.
What you cannot enforce, do not command.
Kindness gives birth to kindness.
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.
The secret of freedom, courage.
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Memory is the scribe of the soul.
Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.
When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
I came, I saw, I conquered.
Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
They condemn what they do not understand.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
As you have sown so shall you reap.
Before beginning, plan carefully.
I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves.
The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.
Life is nothing without friendship.
Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.
Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
We will either find a way, or make one.
Authority is never without hate.
The language of truth is simple.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
Hope is a waking dream.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.
An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
Hope is the poor man's bread.
It is easy to be brave when far away from danger.
Slow and steady wins the race.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Please all, and you will please none.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
It is always in season for old men to learn.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
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.
Truth is its own reward.
When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.
All learning has an emotional base.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Man is a being in search of meaning.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.

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