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Half the worlds troubles come from men not being trained to resent a fallacy as much as an insult.
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The rightness of a thing isn't determined by the amount of courage it takes.

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It is better to believe in men too rashly, and regret, than believe too meanly. Men could be more than they are, if they would try for it. He has shown them that.

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It's not what one is, it's what one does with it.

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Everything is change; and you cannot step twice into the same river.

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It is better to learn war early from friends, than late from enemies

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Nothing will change, Alexias. No, that is false; there is change whenever there is life, and already we are not the two who met in Taureas' palaestra. But what kind of fool would plant an apple-slip, to cut it down at the season when the fruit is setting? Flowers you can get every year, but only with time the tree that shades your doorway and grows into the house with each year's sun and rain.

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At the stair-foot Hephaistion was waiting. He happened to be there, as he happened to have a ball handy if Alexander wanted a game, or water if he was thirsty; not by calculation, but in a constant awareness by which no smallest trifle was missed. Now, when he came down the stairs with a shut mouth and blue lines under his eyes, Hephaistion received some mute signal he understood, and fell into step beside him.

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Never mind, mother, you weren't far out; he is Alexander too.

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You can make an audience see nearly anything, if you yourself believe in it.

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It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.

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WITHOUT LAUGHTER, WHAT MAN of sense could endure either politics or war?

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Now for the first time he realized how important it had been not to admit any alternative to the hard, decent, orthodox choice which need not be regarded as a choice at all; how important not to be different.

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I came for the cause. Since I could not help, at least don't let me remember that I hindered it. I've learned how to manage on the ship; it will be nothing, after all this. Goodbye, Niko. You have made me a truer philosopher. Go with God.

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As i was beginning to understand, this kind of love was foreign ground to him. I may add that he never did, as far as I know, accept a suitor ... Sometimes indeed I asked myself whether he lacked the capacity for loving men at all; but I liked him too well to offend him by such a question.

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Death was the price of life.

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