Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Ability without honor is useless.
I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
The foolishness of old age does not characterize all who are old, but only the foolish.
There is no one so old as to not think they may live a day longer.
Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.
Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.
The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.
When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
What an ugly beast the ape, and how like us.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.