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Aristotle – Friends be the only refuge

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AristotleIn poverty and other misfortunes of life men think friends to be their only refuge. The young they keep out of mischief, to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Simone Weil – The wounds of misfortune bleed

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Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep; thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being; and only suffering teaches him this.

Simone Weil   (1909-1943)

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