It is always in season for old men to learn.
Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad.
Men and women want to do a good job, and if they are provided the proper environment, they will do so.
Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
The act of exploring what the men are, and moreover the separation of the good from the evil, is visitation; and the good are then removed, and the evil are left behind.
I've gone for each type: the rough guy; the nerdy, sweet, lovable guy; and the slick guy. I don't really have a type. Men in general are a good thing.
I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
The 'good old times' - all times when old are good.
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.
Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.
One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it... and the journey is always towards the other soul.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in doing good to their fellowmen.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds.
I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.