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Men

The best books are those which best teach men how to live. - Israel Abrahams
More than all, and above all Washington was master of himself. If there be one quality more than another in his character which may exercise a useful control over the men of the present hour, it is the total disregard of self when in the most elevated positions for influence and example. - Charles Francis Adams II
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim’s sympathies. - Henry Adams, aka Henry Brooks Adams
When we live habitually with the wicked, we become necessarily either their victim or their disciple; when we associate, on the contrary, with virtuous men, we form ourselves in imitation of their virtues, or, at least, lose every day something of our faults. - Pope Agapet II, aka Pope Agapetus II
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. - Herbert Sebastian Agar
Wise men weigh the advantages of any course of action against its drawbacks, and move not an inch until they can see what the result of their action will be; but while they are deep in thought, the men with self-confidence ‘come and see and conquer.’ - Ahad HaAm, pen name, born Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg
Whoever sets out to persuade men to accept a new idea, or one which seems to be new, not just as an idea, but as a truth that is felt, should know beforehand that the human mind is not a blank sheet, on which one an write with ease, and should not therefore grieve or despair when he finds that people do not pay attention to him. - Ahad HaAm, pen name, born Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg
Better is the praise and love of men than riches in the storehouse. - Amen-em-apt
Embellish the soul with simplicity, with prudence, and everything which is neither virtuous nor vicious. Love all men. Walk according to God; for, as a poet hath said, his laws govern all. - Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others. - Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
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