No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents, happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.
He who not being inspired and having no touch of madness in his soul comes to the door and thinkshe will get into the temple by the help of art - he, I say, and his poetry are not admitted.
Perfect wisdom hath four parts wisdom, the principle of doing things right justice the principle of doing things equally in public and private fortitude, the principle of not fleeing danger, but meeting it and temperance, the principle of subdui
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
All wars are fought for the sake of getting money.
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