We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.