For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
Happiness is activity.
The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [Are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
Most people would rather give than get affection.
All men by nature desire to know.
It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
To the query, ''What is a friend?'' his reply was ''A single soul dwelling in two bodies.''