Quotes and aphorisms
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The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.

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The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.

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The gods too are fond of a joke.

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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

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Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.

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One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.

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Nature does nothing uselessly.

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Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

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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.

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Man is by nature a political animal.

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Law is mind without reason.

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It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

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

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

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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

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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.

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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.

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He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

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