How long, Catiline, will you abuse our patience?
I like myself, but I won't say I'm as handsome as the bull that kidnapped Europe.
I would rather be wrong with Plato than right with such men as these [the Pythagoreans].
If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.
O philosophy, you leader of life.
The first bond of society is marriage.
Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Old nature is by nature rather talkative.