Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
Who seeks shall find.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Well done is better than well said.
Never complain and never explain.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Only the educated are free.
Do not weep do not wax indignant. Understand.
It's always too early to quit.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Education is the best provision for old age.
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 aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.