Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;

but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;

remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

 image quote by Plato

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

Be a free thinker and don't accept everything you hear as truth.

Be critical and evaluate what you believe in.

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Your silence gives consent.

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.

Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends. My teacher was Ferruccio Cusinati

Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.

Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue.

They are developed from small daily sins against Nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear.

 image quote by Hippocrates

Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.

If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.

Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.

A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something.

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

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The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.

It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.

If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

 image quote by Euripides

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

Teenagers these days are out of control.

They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers.

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.

Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, Say nothing, and Be nothing.

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day.

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.

The Secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty.

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Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.

Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.

Walking is a man's best medicine.

 image quote by Plato

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food.

When there is no middle class, and the poor greatly exceed in number, troubles arise, and the state soon comes to an end.