Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
True law is right reason in agreement with nature;...it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions...It is a sin to try to alter this law, nor is it allowable to repeal any part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it entirely.
It is the character of a brave and resolute man not to be ruffled by adversity and not to desert his post.
I cannot find a faithful message-bearer," he wrote to his friend, the scholar Atticus. "How few are they who are able to carry a rather weighty letter without lightening it by reading.
Freedom is participation in power.
The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless.