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He who hates anyone will endeavor to do him an injury, unless he fears that a greater injury will thereby accrue to himself; on the other hand, he who loves anyone will, by the same law, seek to benefit him.
He who loves God cannot endeavor that God should love him in return.
The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, it to understand things by intuition.
When we love a thing similar to ourselves, we endeavor, as far as we can, to bring about that it should love us in return.
This endeavor to do a thing or leave it undone, solely in order to please men, we call ambition, especially when we so eagerly endeavor to please the vulgar, that we do or omit certain things to our own or another's hurt: in other cases it is generally called kindliness.
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