Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings… (read more)
Neither blame or praise yourself.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.