Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.