They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.
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When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
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Does he council you better who bids you, Money, by right means, if you can: but by any means, make money?
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
This is the ultimate end of man, to find the One which is in him; which is his truth, which is his soul; the key with which he opens the gate of the spiritual life, the heavenly kingdom.
There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence, may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either.