More is lost by indecision than wrong decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity. It will steal you blind.
In honorable dealing you should consider what you intended, not what you said or thought.
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends.
What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
The best interpreter of the law is custom.
No sane man will dance.
Never injure a friend, even in jest.
We learn nothing from history except that we learn nothing from history.
A man’s own manner and character is what most becomes him.