Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
Truth should be highly valued; if, as we were saying, a lie is useless to the gods, and useful only as a medicine to men, then the use of such medicines should be restricted to physicians; private individuals have no business with them.
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
Either death is a state of nothingness and utter unconsciousness, or, as men say, there is a change and migration of the soul from this world to another....Now if death be of such a nature, I say that to die is to gain; for eternity is then only a single night.
Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
The greatest penalty of evildoing is to grow into the likeness of bad men.