Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves or their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
Pleasure is the bait of sin.
We are bound to our bodies like an oyster is to its shell.
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.
We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.