Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
Your silence gives consent.