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Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.
In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.
Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men, but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.
When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?
True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey’s end.
If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.
Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.
In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.
No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.
Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.
If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live.
Nature abhors annihilation.
To live is to think.
More law, less justice.
The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.
The sinews of war are infinite money.