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Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence

Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.

He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.

He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.

He who hath many friends hath none.

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

Honorable descent is, in all nations, greatly esteemed. It is to be expected that the children of men of worth will be like their progenitors; for nobility is the virtue of a family.

Honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.

Hope is a waking dream.

Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; the hardest victory is the victory over self.
[Self Control]

I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.

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