Happiness is prosperity combined with virtue.
A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end.
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.
Everything that depends on the action of nature is by nature as good as it can be, and similarly everything that depends on art or any rational cause, and especially if it depends on the best of all causes. To entrust to chance what is greatest and most noble would be a very defective arrangement.
The single harmony produced by all the heavenly bodies singing and dancing together springs from one source and ends by achieving one purpose, and has rightly bestowed the name not of \\\"disordered\\\" but of \\\"ordered universe\\\" upon the whole.
Law is order, and good law is good order.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
Money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire
Evils draw men together.
Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.