He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
The trade of the petty usurer is hated with most reason: it makes a profit from currency itself, instead of making it from the process which currency was meant to serve. Their common characteristic is obviously their sordid avarice.
The basis of a democratic state is liberty.
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
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