First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
God has entrusted me with myself.
If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.
Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
No great thing is created suddenly.
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Only the educated are free.