All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
We should aim rather at leveling down our desires than leveling up our means.
If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish for them as they turn out.
One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.
If liberty and equality are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
No state will be well administered unless the middle class holds sway.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
The life of children, as much as that of intemperate men, is wholly governed by their desires.
The unfortunate need people who will be kind to them; the prosperous need people to be kind to.