Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Hope is a waking dream.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Between friends there is no need of justice.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.