It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief - the other contempt.
Quote by Plutarch
When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
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Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
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What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
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Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at...
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To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors...