Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.
It takes more than just a good looking body. You have to have the heart and soul to go with it.
The secret to happiness is freedom, the secret to freedom is courage.
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
Fate leads those who follow it, and drags those who resist.
Id on't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
An imbalance of rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
To find fault is easy, to do better may be difficult.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Love is a serious mental disease.
Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.
We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
If you wish to be a writer, write.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.