No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.
He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.
In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he’d have a talk show.
The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool.
He knows much of what men paint themselves would blister in the light of what they are.
Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.
When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.
He gains everyone’s approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
A habit leads a man so gently in the beginning that he does not perceive he is led – with what silken threads and down what pleasant avenues it leads him! By and by, the soft silk threads become iron chains, and the pleasant avenues Avernus!
The skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.