Reason should direct and appetite obey.
To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but to grasp their full force and meaning.
I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
In friendship we find nothing false or insincere; everything is straight forward, and springs from the heart.
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.
Few are those who wish to be endowed with virtue rather than to seem so.
During war, the laws are silent.
I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.
No power on earth, if it labours beneath the burden of fear, can possibly be strong enough to survive.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.