Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.
Nothing is more unworthy of a wise man, or ought to trouble him more, than to have allowed more time for trifling, and useless things, than they deserved.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
Kindness which is bestowed on the good is never lost.
Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
Pleasure is the bait of sin.
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
Excellent things are rare.
By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.
For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation
Pleasure is the bait of sin
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Only the dead have seen the end of war