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For to me every sort of peace with the citizens seemed to be of
more service than civil war.
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For to me every sort of peace with the citizens seemed to be of
more service than civil war.
[Lat., Mihi enim omnis pax cum civibus bello civili utilior
videbatur.]

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Plato divinely calls pleasure the bait of evil, inasmuch as men
are caught by it as fish by a read more

Plato divinely calls pleasure the bait of evil, inasmuch as men
are caught by it as fish by a hook.
[Lat., Divine Plato escam malorum appeliat voluptatem, quod ea
videlicet homines capiantur, ut pisces hamo.]

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The comfort derived from the misery of others is slight.
[Lat., Levis est consolatio ex miseria aliorum.]

The comfort derived from the misery of others is slight.
[Lat., Levis est consolatio ex miseria aliorum.]

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I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help
humanity forward, even in the hands of read more

I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help
humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker.
The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that
can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. Money only appeals to
selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse. Can anyone imagine M
anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Gandhi armed with the money-bags
of Carnegie?

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These (literary) studies are the food of youth, and consolation
of age; they adorn prosperity, and are the comfort read more

These (literary) studies are the food of youth, and consolation
of age; they adorn prosperity, and are the comfort and refuge of
adversity; they are pleasant at home, and are no incumbrance
abroad; they accompany us at night, in our travels, and in our
rural retreats.
[Lat., Haec studia adolecentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant,
secundas res ornant, adversis solatium et perfugium praebent,
delectant domi, non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum,
peregrinantur, rusticantur.

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