Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
Persuasion is achieved by the speaker’s personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The gods too are fond of a joke.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
To appreciate the beauty of a snow flake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.
Wit is educated insolence.
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.