Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
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.
The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong.
Ability without honor is useless.
For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends.