A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.
The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.
It is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man's life.
No well-informed person ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind.
Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves even in those books which they write in contempt of glory inscribe their names.
Trust no one unless you have eaten much salt with him.
A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.
We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.
Nothing contributes to the entertainment of the reader more, than the change of times and the vicissitudes of fortune.
There is no statement so absurd that no philosopher will make it
Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks on great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
There is something pleasurable in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.
One should eat to live, not live to eat.
A man does not wonder at what he sees frequently, even though he be ignorant of the reason. If anything happens which he has not seen before, he calls it a prodigy.