"All human beings, by nature, desire to know."
"A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility."
"A friend to all is a friend to none."
"A constitution is the arrangement of magistrates in a state."
"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst."
"Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion."
"Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."
"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others."
"Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers."
"Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them."
"Each man judges well the things he knows."
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."
"Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons."
"Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered."