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No man ever wetted clay and then left it as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
Themistocles said "The Athenians govern the Greeks I govern the Athenians you my wife govern me your son governs you."
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
Forgetfulness transforms every occurrence into a non-occurrence.
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
A mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be lighted.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
It is a true proverb, that if you live with a lame man, you will learn to limp.
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
Character is simply habit long enough continued.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
Rest is the sweet sauce of labour.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
But the Lacedaemonians, who make it their first principle of action to serve their country's interest, know not any thing to be just or unjust by any measure but that.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Vultures are the most righteous of birds: they do not attack even the smallest living creature.
He shall fare well who confronts circumstances aright.
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
Character is long-standing habit.
Small, therefore, can we think the progress we have made, as long as our admiration for those who have done noble things is barren, and does not of itself incite us to imitate them.
Time is the soul of this world.
It is a hard matter my fellow citizens to argue with the belly since it has no ears.
The Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood.
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
Agesilaus the Spartan king was once invited to hear a mimic imitate the nightingale but declined with the comment that he had heard the nightingale itself.
That which is chiefly the office of a general, to force the enemy into fighting when he finds himself the stronger, and to avoid being driven into it himself when he is the weaker...
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod my shadow does that much better.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
Words will build no walls.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
The present offers itself to our touch for only an instant of time and then eludes the senses.
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so far as it…eases his way to action by the greater trust that it procures him.
It is a difficult task Oh citizens to make speeches to the belly which has no ears.
The superstitious man wishes he did not believe in gods, as the atheist does not, but fears to disbelieve in them.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken little by little.
The future bears down upon each one of us with all the hazards of the unknown. The only way out is through.
Neither blame or praise yourself.
Prosperity is not just scale adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
To make no mistake is not in the power of man but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.