If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary.
Nothing is more praiseworthy, nothing more suited to a great and illustrious man than placability and a merciful disposition.
As if a second self. - Tamquam alter idem.
In friendship we find nothing false or insincere; everything is straight forward, and springs from the heart.
The popular breeze - Aura popularis.
Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature.
O philosophy, you leader of life.
Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.
I cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is better than the most just war.
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessings previously secured.
If we are forced, at every hour, to watch or listen to horrible events, this constant stream of ghastly impressions will deprive even the most delicate among us of all respect for humanity.
All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Study carefully, the character of the one you recommend, lest their misconduct bring you shame.
To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.
The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true. Moreover, there shall be no suspicion of partiality in his writing, or of malice.
As you sow so will you reap.
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
It shows a brave and resolute spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances.