Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
The best interpreter of the law is custom.
A letter does not blush.
What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free.
No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.
Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
What is permissible is not always honorable.
I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.
Never injure a friend, even in jest.
Whatever you do, do with all your might.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
The spirit is the true self. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.
In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.
Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.
The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.
What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?
Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
O wretched man, wretched not just because of what you are, but also because you do not know how wretched you are!
Ability without honor is useless.
Sweet is the memory of past troubles.