Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.