"Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth."
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"The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions."
"Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy."
"The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching."
"Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids."
"Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them."
"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."
"Well begun is half done."
"The soul never thinks without a picture."
"In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake."
"No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it."
"Bad men are full of repentance."
"Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard."
"Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime."
"Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities."
"Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."
"Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics."
"Homer has taught all other poets the are of telling lies skillfully."
"The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain."
"All men by nature desire to know."
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