If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Courage is the virtue which champions the cause of right.
A man of courage is also full of faith.
No man in his senses will dance.
What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?
What one has, one ought to use; and whatever he does, he should do with all his might.
No power is strong enough to be lasting if it labors under the weight of fear.
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
If only every man would make proper use of his strength and do his utmost, he need never regret his limited ability.
Man's best support is a very dear friend.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.