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Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
Friendship throws a greater lustre on prosperity, while it lightens adversity by sharing in its griefs and troubles.
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free.
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct.
The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.
A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.
Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.
Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.
Can anything be more absurd than that the nearer we are to our journey?s end, we should lay in the more provision for it?
Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
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.
Neither can embellishments of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language.
The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong-doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness.
The injuries that befall us unexpectedly are less severe than those which are deliberately anticipated.
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart mark and avoid him.
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.
The wise are instructed by reason ordinary minds by experience the stupid, by necessity and brutes by instinct.
There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment.
We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.