When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Necessity... the mother of invention.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.
Man - a being in search of meaning.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
To be sure I must; and therefore I may assume that your silence gives consent.
Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
Do not expect justice where might is right.
The worst form of injustice is pretended justice.
There's a victory and defeat-the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats-which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
If a man be endowed with a generous mind, this is the best kind of nobility.
Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.
Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
One man cannot practice many arts with success.
Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom.