It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.
Every theory is killed sooner or later in that way. But if the theory has good in it, that good is embodied and continued in the next theory.
Would that the majority could inflict the greatest evils, for they would then be capable of the greatest good, and that would be fine, but now they cannot do either. They cannot make a man either wise or foolish, but they inflict things haphazardly.
How can you wonder your travels do you no good, when you carry yourself around with you?
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
Is something good because the gods approve of it? Or do the gods approve of it because it is good?
If you think that a man who is any good at all should take into account the risk of life or death; he should look to this only in his action, whether what he does is right or wrong, whether he is acting life a good or a bad man.