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It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
 

It may be argued that peoples for whom philosophers legislate are always prosperous.
[Philosophy]
 

It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.
[Wonder]
 

Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
 

Justice is to give to every man his own.
[Justice]
 

Law is mind without reason.
 

Law is order, and good law is good order.
 

Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
 

Life is full of chances and changes, and the most prosperous of men may ... meet with great misfortunes.
 

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
[Bodies]
 

Man is by nature a political animal.
[Politics]
 

Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.
[Man]
 

Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.
[Wit]
 

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
 

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
 

Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
 

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
 

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
[Acts]
 

Most people would rather give than get affection.
 

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
 


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