There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.
Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
When you want success as badly as you want the air, then you will get it. There is no other secret of success.
It is better to make a mistake with full force of your being than to carefully avoid mistakes with a trembling spirit.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.