The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Change in all things is sweet.
It is easy to fly into a passion anybody can do that but to be angry with the right person and at the right time and with the right object and in the right way that is not easy, and it is not everyone who can do it.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure 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.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires, and animates, is something celestial, divine, and, consequently, imperishable.
Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
Anyone can become angry that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way; this is not easy.
Time crumbles things everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
What is a friend A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Man perfected by society is the best of all animals he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.