Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.
The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.
When misfortune comes, The wisest even lose their mother wit
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Do not test out your mind on the grounds that you are examining what seductive and impure thoughts look like, imagining that, as you do this, you will not be overcome by them. Even the wise have in this way been thrown into confusion and become infatuated.
When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do towards other humans.
Through discipline comes freedom.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.