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We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free
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#Education

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Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
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It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way; all your attention must be given to the mind.
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#Body #Mind

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It is difficulties that show what men are
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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
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It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.
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The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
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#Greek Philosopher #Difficulty

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Remember that you are an actor in a drama, of such a part as it may please the master to assign you, for a long time or for a little as he may choose. And if he will you to take the part of a poor man, or a cripple, or a ruler, or a private citizen, then may you act that part with grace! For to act well the part that is allotted to us, that indeed is ours to do, but to choose it is another s.
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A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.
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#Destiny

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If you set your heart upon philosophy, you must straightway prepare yourself to be laughed at and mocked by many who will say Behold a philosopher arisen among us! or How came you by that brow of scorn? But do you cherish no scorn, but hold to those things which seem to you the best, as one set by God in that place. Remember too, that if you abide in those ways, those who first mocked you, the same shall afterwards reverence you; but if you yield to them, you will be laughed at twice as much as before.
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If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
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First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
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It is your own convictions which compels you; that is, choice compels choice.
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#Choice

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Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.
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#Lies And Lying

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The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
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So you wish to conquer in the Olympic games, my friend? And I too, by the Gods, and a fine thing it would be! But first mark the conditions and the consequences, and then set to work. You will have to put yourself under discipline; to eat by rule, to avoid cakes and sweetmeats; to take exercise at the appointed hour whether you like it or no, in cold and heat; to abstain from cold drinks and from wine at your will; in a word, to give yourself over to the trainer as to a physician. Then in the conflict itself you are likely enough to dislocate your wrist or twist your ankle, to swallow a great deal of dust, or to be severely thrashed, and, after all these things, to be defeated.
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#Sports

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If you wish to be a writer, write.
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Common and vulgar people ascribe all ills that they feel to others; people of little wisdom ascribe to themselves; people of much wisdom, to no one.
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#Adversity

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I have a lantern. You steal my lantern. What, then, is your honour worth no more to you than the price of my lantern?
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#Worth

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There is nothing good or evil save in the will.
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Confident because of our caution
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Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.
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#Greek Philosopher #Practice

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Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
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Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
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#Success #Greek Philosopher

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The materials of action are variable, but the use we make of them should be constant
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#Action