Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.

Happiness is at once the best, the noblest, and the pleasantest of things.

Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

Wisdom or intelligence and prudence are intellectual, liberality and temperance are moral virtues.

Most noble is that which is justest, and best is health; but pleasantest is it to win what we love.

Each man judges correctly those matters with which he is acquainted; it is of these that he is a competent critic.

The man who does not enjoy doing noble actions is not a good man at all.

Happiness requires both complete goodness and a complete lifetime.

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.

Therefore, even the lover of myth is a philosopher; for myth is composed of wonder.

Accordingly, the poet should prefer probable impossibilities to improbable possibilities.