The soul of the world is in the whole world, and is everywhere so adapted to matter that, at each place, it produces the proper subject and causes the proper actions.
Expressions of disobedience naturally encourage terrorist organizations and motivate them to intensify their actions.
The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.
What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever.
Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.
Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off.
It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state.