Delay and procrastination is hateful.
There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.
He is never less at leisure than when at leisure, nor less alone than when he is alone. Never less idle than when wholly idle, nor less alone than when wholly alone.
The eyes like sentinels occupy the highest place in the body.
It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less with baldness.
The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.
Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its grieves and anxieties.
In the master there is a servant, in the servant a master.
To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times?
A youth of sensuality and intemperance delivers over to old age a worn-out body.
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
Nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship.
Often it is not even advantageous to know what will be.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
A careful physician... before he attempts to administer a remedy to his patient, must investigate not only the malady of the man he wishes to cure, but also his habits when in health, and his physical constitution.
The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
What is more agreeable than one's home?
The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.
How like us is that very ugly beast, the monkey.
Thrift is of great revenue.
There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act.
I do not understand what the man who is happy wants in order to be happier.
For just as some women are said to be handsome though without adornment, so this subtle manner of speech, though lacking in artificial graces, delights us.
He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.