It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty the pride of old age is in discretion.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
Tis hard to fight with anger but the prudent man keeps it under control.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
The friendship of one intelligent man is better than that of all the unintelligent.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.
The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.
More men have become great through practice than by nature.
Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.