And don’t consult anyone’s opinions but your own.
Most learned of the fair, most fair of the learned.
It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Who can wonder at the attractiveness… of the bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator?
None merits the name of Creator but God and the poet.
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
It is the children between five and seven who are the word-lovers. It is they who show a predisposition toward such study. Their undeveloped minds can not yet grasp a complete idea with distinctness. They do, however, understand words. And they may be entirely carried away by their ecstatic, their tireless interest in the parts of speech.
Nothing is so good that impious and sacrilegious and wicked people cannot contort its proper benefit into evil.
Will cannot be quenched against its will.