It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Man is by nature a political animal.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Most people would rather give than get affection.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Nature does nothing in vain.
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
No one loves the man whom he fears.
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
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