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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The sensual and spiritual are linked together by a mysterious bond, sensed by our emotions, though hidden from our eyes. To this double nature of the visible and invisible world / to the profound longing for the latter, coupled with the feeling of the sweet necessity for the former, we owe all sound and logical systems of philosophy, truly based on the immutable principles of our nature, just as from the same source arise the most senseless enthusiasms.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Man is more disposed to domination than freedom; and a structure of dominion not only gladdens the eye of the master who rears and protects it, but even its servants are uplifted by the thought that they are members of a whole, which rises high above the life and strength of single generations.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If it were possible to make an accurate calculation of the evils which police regulations occasion, and of those which they prevent, the number of the former would, in all cases, exceed that of the latter.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is usually more important how a man meets his fate than what it is.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Only what we have wrought into our character during life can we take with us”

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