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All that we do is done with an eye to something else.
 

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
 

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
[Education]
 

Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
 

Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
 

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
 

Bad men are full of repentance.
 

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
[Age]
 

Between friends there is no need of justice.
[Friendship]
 

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
 

Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
 

Change in all things is sweet.
[Change]
 

Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids
 

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
 

Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come.
[Pleasure]
 

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
 

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
 

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
 

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
[Politics]
 

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
[Happiness]
 


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