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.
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: ‘Thou shalt not ration justice.’
The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool.
A human being is only breath and shadow.
Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers.