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Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
 

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
 

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
[Education]
 

Education is the best provision for old age.
[Education]
 

Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
 

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
[Action]
 

Evil draws men together.
 

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.
[Art]
 

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
[Being]
 

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
 

For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.
 

For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
[Blessed]
 

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
 

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
 

Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds.
[Friendship]
 

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
 

God has many names, though He is only one Being.
[God]
 

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
 

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
[Happiness]
 

Happiness is a state of activity.
 


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