A friend to all is a friend to none.
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
To appreciate the beauty of a snow flake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.