Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
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.
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
All men seek one goal : success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achie
The appropriate age for marriage is around eighteen for girls and thirty-seven for men.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worth-while to live
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
Bad men are full of repentance.
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.