It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
Quote by Plutarch
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn...
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Reason speaks and feeling bites
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that...
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them...
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other...
When the candles are out all women are fair
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors...
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's...
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is...
When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech
Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or...
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I...
All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them,...
Character is simply habit long continued.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.