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A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
Truth
Epictetus

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A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
Life and Living
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All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
Abstinence
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Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
Difficulties
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First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Speakers and Speaking
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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Affirmation
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For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship.
Fear
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Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Freedom
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God hath entrusted me with myself.
God
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He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.
Alcohol and Alcoholism
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He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God.
Wisdom
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If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Critics and Criticism
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If you wish to be a writer; write!
Writers and Writing
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Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
Freedom
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It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
Knowledge
Epictetus

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It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Pleasure
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It is your own convictions which compels you; that is, choice compels choice.
Choice
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It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Attitude
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Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Knowledge
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Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.
Lies and Lying
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Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Power
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Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.
Opinions
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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Belief
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Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.
Listening
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Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
Hope
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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun