The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless.
Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.
To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.
There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.
In soft regions are born soft men.
It’s impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as there is no single country able to provide all good things for itself.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.