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I prefer tongue-tied

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.

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Gratitude is not

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

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There is nothing

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.

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If you aspire

If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at second, or even the third place.

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There is no

There is no being of any race who, if he finds the proper guide, cannot attain to virtue.

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Freedom is a

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.

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The more laws,

The more laws, the less justice.

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The name of

The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.

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Men decide far

Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.

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The wise are

The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct.

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