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One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent
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#Desire

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The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
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#Greek Philosopher #Company

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Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
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#Greek Philosopher #Power

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He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.
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#Greek Philosopher #Drunk

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For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship.
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#Death #Fear

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You may fetter my leg, but Zeus himself cannot get the better of my free will
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#Free Will

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It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
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#Greek Philosopher

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In order to please others, we loose our hold on our life’s purpose.
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#Life

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It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
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#Greek Philosopher

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Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.
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#Coward And Cowardice

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Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope
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#Hope

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Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
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#Greek Philosopher #Religion

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Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
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#Greek Philosopher #Character

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Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
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#Greek Philosopher #Character

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People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.
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#Greek Philosopher

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Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.
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#Greek Philosopher #Wealth

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Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
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#Greek Philosopher

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When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
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#Greek Philosopher #Anger

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No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
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#Greek Philosopher

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Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.
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#Death

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Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? is not this also a return?
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#Greek Philosopher