Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.