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“All men by nature desire knowledge”

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others”

“Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal”

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them”

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference”

“He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled”

“I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law”

“Man is by nature a political animal”


“I may have said the same thing beforeā€¦ But my explanation, I am sure, will always be different”

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught”