He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities
Philosophy is the science which considers truth
And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake; for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from practical activities we gain more or less apart from the action. And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
The secret to humor is surprise.
To die will be an awfully big adventure.
Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.
It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.