All men by nature desire to know.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Education is the best provision for old age.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
No one loves the man whom he fears.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Man is by nature a political animal.
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
We make war that we may live in peace.
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.