Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.
My dear Scipio and Laelius. Men, of course, who have no resources in themselves for securing a good and happy life find every age burdensome. But those who look for all happiness from within can never think anything bad which Nature makes inevitable.