Everything that thou reprovest in another, thou must most carefully avoid in thyself.[Lat., Omnia quae vindicaris in altero, tibi ipsi vehementer fugienda sunt.]
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends. Marcus Tullius Cicer
Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.
Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
A friend is, as it were, a second self. Marcus Tullius Ci
Time puts an end to speculation in opinions, and confirms the laws of nature.
The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body. Marcus Tullius Ci
The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.
There is no thing which God cannot accomplish.
Since an intelligence common to us all makes things known to us and formulates them in our minds, honorable actions are ascribed by us to virtue, and dishonorable actions to vice; and only a madman would conclude that these judgments are matters of opinion, and not fixed by nature.
What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?[Lat., Quod enim munus reiplicae afferre majus, meliusve possumus, quam si docemus atque erudimus juventutem?]
A man of courage is also full of faith. Marcus Tullius Cicer
Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.
The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
For surely to be wise is the most desirable thing in all the world.
For out of such an ungoverned populace one is usually chosen as a leader, someone bold and unscrupulous who curries favor with the people by giving them other men's property. To such a man the protection of public office is given, and continually renewed. He emerges as a tyrant over the very people
No one dances sober, unless he is insane.
Orators are most vehement when they have the weakest cause, as men get on horseback when they cannot walk.
To study philosophy is nothing but to prepare oneâ€™s self to die.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Let arms yield to the toga, let the [victor's] laurel yield to the [orator's] tongue.
A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others. Marcus Tullius Ci
If you possess a library and a garden, you have everything you need. (translation from the French) Si vous possedez une bibliotheque et un jardin, vous avez tout ce qu'il vous faut.
In the approach to virtue there are many steps.
The more virtuous any man is, the less easily does he suspect others to be vicious.
Dum Spiro, spero- As long as I breathe, I hope.
Mental stains can not be removed by time, nor washed away by any waters.[Lat., Animi labes nec diuturnitate vanescere nec omnibus ullis elui potest.]
Books are the food of youth, the delight of old age; the ornament of prosperity, the refuge and comfort of adversity; a delight at home, and no hindrance abroad; companions by night, in traveling, in the country.
If I am mistaken in my opinion that the human soul is immortal, I willingly err; nor would I have this pleasant error extorted from me; and if, as some minute philosophers suppose, death should deprive me of my being, I need not fear the raillery of those pretended philosophers when they are no more
Certain signs precede certain events.