Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
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- Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
- Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
- Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
- Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
- Self conquest is the greatest of victories.