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[38] and that of all things the most irrational is to be ambitious for wealth, bodily strength, and such things, and for their sakes to submit to many hardships, all of which prizes are perishable and usually slaves to intelligence, but not to aim at the improvement of the mind, which has supervision over all other powers, abides continually with those who possess it, and guides the whole life.1

1 The oldest of the Greek-letter fraternities in the universities of the U.S. (1776), ΦΒΚ, took its name from φιλοσοφία βίου κυβερνήτης.

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