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Pleasant life
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.
Epicurus | life

Discipline
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty.
Frank Herbert | education

Making happiness impossible
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Saint Augustine | happiness

The main foundations of every state
The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
Niccolo Machiavelli | politics

I have friends
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison | friendship

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