But I must at the very beginning lay down this principle: friendship can only exist between good men.
But if I am wrong in thinking the human soul immortal, I am glad to be wrong; nor will I allow the mistake which gives me so much pleasure to be wrested from me as long as I live.
Cultivation of the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
Before beginning, plan carefully.
Be, rather than seem.
Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.