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.
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.
Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
And I highly recommend for all the women in the world, even if they're 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you. It's always good to flirt with him. It's a great sport.
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers.
If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.
I have two lovely sons and some good memories, but I've had a rather tumultuous personal life. It hasn't been dull; I've been the Hiroshima of love.
There are a few directors that I really loved who made like five, six great movies, but are still shooting and they're not good anymore and I'm sad.
Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
He Who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it posses.
I love good sense above all, perhaps because I have none.
Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all. And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
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.
What you're paying for is technique. And the opportunity to look truly wicked. Isn't it worth it as long as you look wicked and feel good?
That's life - to turn each other on, to feel good, to feel in love.
I think at some stage, I would love to have another child. I would love to settle into a relationship that was really important to me. I actually am not good at the balance at that.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.