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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. – Aristotle.


How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day. – Anne Frank.


I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. – Aristotle.


If the truth is told, things are just as bad as you yourself care to make them. – Anne Frank.


Know yourself. – Socrates.


Let him that would move the world first move himself. – Socrates.


The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile. - Plato.


The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. - Plato.


There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself. - Plato.


Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. - Plato.


To find yourself, think for yourself. – Socrates.


True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. – Socrates.


Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober-minded men. – Socrates.



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