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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
[Nature]
 

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
 

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
 

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
[Friendship]
 

In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.
 

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
 

It is better for a city to be governed by a good man than even by good laws.
[Government]
 

It is better to rise from life as from a banquet - neither thirsty nor drunken.
[Moderation]
 

It is by education I learn to do by choice, what other men do by the constraint of fear.
[Education]
 

It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
 

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
[Art]
 

It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
 

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
 

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
 

It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
 

It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.
 

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
 

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.
[Able]
 

It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
 

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
 


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