Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
We are what we repeatedly do. For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.
This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past. Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.
A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
It is possible to fail in many ways, while to succeed is possible only in one way.
The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Love is composed of single soul inhabiting two bodies.
The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.