If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
A home without books is a body without soul.
A man of courage is also full of faith.
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
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.
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable.
Freedom is a man’s natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.
Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.