It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men, but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.
I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
While there’s life, there’s hope.
Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
Whatever you do, do with all your might.
So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.
People do not understand what a great revenue economy is.