Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Access to power must be confined to those who are not in love with it.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness. This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
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