The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything.
What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live.
Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.