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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.

He was a wise man who invented God.

Where there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.

A dog has the soul of a philosopher.

Be kind to everyone, because everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

Then we got into a labyrinth, and, when we thought we were at the end, came out again at the beginning, having still to see as much as ever.

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.

Necessity, who is the mother of our invention.

Let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then better be able to find out the natural bent of the child.

Do not train boys to learning by force and harshness, but lead them by what amuses them, so that they may better discover the bent of their minds.

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.

No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Love is a grave mental disease.

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.

Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
(also attributed to John Watson)

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
(also attributed to Saul Bellow)

Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

Perfect wisdom has four parts: wisdom, the principle of doing things aright; justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private; fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it; and temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.

To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold you have escaped, not from one master, but from many.

It gives me great pleasure to converse with the aged. They have been over the road that all of us must travel, and know where it is rough and difficult and where it is level and easy.

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

The worst form of injustice is pretended justice.

Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves or their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.

He who is only an athlete is too crude, too vulgar, too much a savage. He who is a scholar only is too soft. The ideal citizen is the scholar athlete, the man of thought and the man of action.

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

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