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November 13, 2018
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge. Enrico Fermi
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An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave.
Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone.
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.
Have I inadvertently said some evil thing?
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man.
I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion.
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
It is not these well - Fed long - Haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry - Looking.
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
Learn to be pleased with everything with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others with poverty, for not having much to care ...
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care ...
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and ...
No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when ...
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when ...
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so far as it disposes and eases his way to action by the greater ...
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
The whole life of man is but a point of time let us enjoy it.
The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it.
To find a fault is easy to do better may be difficult.
To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
Trees, though they are cut and lopped, grow up again quickly, but if men are destroyed, it is not easy to get them again.
Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.
When the candles are out all women are fair.
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the ...
Young men, hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young.
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