Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.
O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life.
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
What can be more delightful than to have some one to whom you can say everything with the same absolute confidence as to yourself?
What an ugly beast the ape, and how like us.
If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion to vice.
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
Instead let Virtue herself, by her own unaided allurements, summon you to a glory that is genuine and real.
Advice is judged by results not by intentions.