(384-322 B.C.), Greek orator
Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self; for what we wish, that we readily believe.
The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.
Everything great is not always good, but all good things are great.
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid, ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred on him, and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
The sower of the seed is assuredly the author of the whole harvest of mischief.
It is not possible to found a lasting power upon injustice, perjury, and treachery.
Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self, for what we wish we readily believe; but such expectations are often inconsistent with the reality of things.
As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not, so men are proved by their speeches whether they be wise or foolish.
Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil deeds of men.
What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.