Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
Only the dead have seen the end of war
The first and the best victory is to conquer self.
The bees can abide no drones amongst them; but as soon as they begin to be idle, they kill them.
Those who seek power are not worthy of that power.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but reality (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.
Books are immortal sons deifying their sires.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.
The wisest have the most authority
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Few men are so obstinate in their atheism, that a pressing danger will not compel them to the acknowledgement of a divine power.