"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age."
"Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness."
"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 worthwhile to live."
"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well."
"The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances."
"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."
"The energy of the mind is the essence of life."
"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival."
"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."
"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind"
"All men by nature desire knowledge."
"The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching."
"Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies."
"A friend to all is a friend to none."
"Quality is not an act, it is a habit."
"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
"Wit is educated insolence."
"Happiness depends upon ourselves."
"If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost."
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."
"Change in all things is sweet."
"Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."
"Hope is a waking dream."
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."