Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Your silence gives consent.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Even the gods love jokes.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individual, or in governments.