The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
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- Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
- It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
- It’s best to rise from life like a banquet, neither thirsty or drunken.
- The soul never thinks without a picture.
- Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
- What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.