Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.
There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind.
They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
There is no harm in repeating a good thing.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.