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I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics,

A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

Children's games are hardly games. Children are never more serious than when they play.

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

No matter that we may mount on stilts, we still must walk on our own legs. And on the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.

A strong imagination begetteth opportunity.

When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly.

I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is my own.

There is nothing more remarkable in the life of Socrates than that he found time in his old age to learn to dance and play on instruments, and thought it was time well spent.

There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.

A man must learn to endure patiently what he cannot avoid conveniently.

Ambition is not a vice of little people.

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

The thing I fear most is fear.
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