“States are doomed when they are unable to distinguish good men from bad.”
It is a royal privilege to do good and be spoken ill of.
We ought to make love to such women as will feel a proper gratitude.
I am sadly afraid that I must have done some wicked thing.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
Royalty does good and is badly spoken of.
The advantages of philosophy? That I am able to hold converse with myself.
Wealth and poverty do not lie in a person’s estate, but in their souls.
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
“Virtue . . . is the same for men and for women.”
The most necessary learning is that which unlearns evil.
How to get rid of having anything to unlearn.
I'd rather be mad than feel pleasure.
When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.
The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education.
It is a royal privilege to do good and be ill spoken of.
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning.