A friend is a second self.
Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
Law is order, and good law is good order.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
When their adventures do not succeed, however, they run away; but it was the mark of a brave man to face things that are, and seem, terrible for a man, because it is noble to do so and disgraceful not to do so.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
Whatever we learn to do, we learn by actually doing it; men come to be builders, for instance, by building, and harp players by playing the harp. In the same way, by doing just acts we come to be just; by doing self-controlled acts, we come to be self-controlled; and by doing brave acts, we become brave.
He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue ... is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy
The quality of life is determined by its activities.
Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain
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
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
One swallow does not make a summer,
neither does one fine day;
similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
We must be neither cowardly nor rash but courageous.