There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by thelove of glory.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquities.
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved.
A mental stain can neither be blotted out by the passage of time nor washed away by any waters.
Your enemies can kill you, but only your friends can hurt you.
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.