It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
Nobody will be afraid who believes nothing can happen to him.
Now the proofs furnished by the speech are of three kinds. The first depends upon the moral character of the speaker, the second upon putting the hearer into a certain frame of mind, the third upon the speech itself, in so far as it proves or seems to prove.
He who is a citizen in a democracy will often not be a citizen in an oligarchy.
Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.
To seek for utility everywhere is entirely unsuited to men that are great-souled and free.
One can with but moderate possessions do what one ought.
There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
Among people lacking self-restraint, those apt to be impulsive40 are better than those who are in possession of an argument [logos] but do not abide by it.