Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand they do less easily move against him believing that he has the gods on his side.
We make war that we may live in peace.
Quality is not an act it is a habit.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
Wit is educated insolence.
The secret to humor is surprise.
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and while it is true that the suicide braves death he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
It is clearly better that property should be private but the use of it common and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.