There is wickedness in the intention of wickedness, even though it be not perpetrated in the act
Since an intelligence common to us all makes things known to us and formulates them in our minds, honorable actions are ascribed by us to virtue, and dishonorable actions to vice; and only a madman would conclude that these judgments are matters of opinion, and not fixed by nature.
Never less idle than when wholly idle, nor less alone than when wholly alone.
Those things are better which are perfected by nature than those which are finished by art.
Law is intelligence, whose natural function it is to command right conduct and forbid wrongdoing
Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.
No man is so old as to think he can’t live one more year
We think a happy life consists in tranquillity of mind.
O fortunatam natam me consule Romam! – O happy Rome, born when I was consul!
As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it
That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
It is hard for the good to suspect evil as it is hard for the bad to suspect good.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason
There is no opinion so absurd that some philosopher will not express it
We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men and members
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff