The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
It’s a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.
New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.
When trouble ends even troubles please.
Change alone is unchanging.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.