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To give money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in everyman's power nor an easy matter.
 

To love someone is to identify with them.
 

To perceive is to suffer.
 

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
 

To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.
 

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
[Excellence]
 

We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
[Action]
 

We make war that we may live in peace.
[Peace]
 

We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
 

We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.
 

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.
[Against]
 

We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
[Friendship]
 

Well begun is half done.
 

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
[Bodies]
 

What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
[Self Control]
 

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
 

Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires, and animates, is something celestial, divine, and, consequently, imperishable.
[Immortality]
 

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
 

Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
[Obedience]
 

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
[Friendship]
 


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