A sense of the universe, a sense of the all, the nostalgia which seizes us when confronted by nature, beauty, music – these seem to be an expectation and awareness of a Great Presence.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Character is destiny.
The best path through life is the highway.
Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning.
A realistic view of humanity will stop the proliferation of impossible injunctions.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.