I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
It is acknowledged, namely, that there are in the world three forms of government, autocracy, oligarchy, and democracy: autocracies and oligarchies are administered according to the tempers of their lords, but democratic states according to established laws.
When the fool is told a Proverb, its meaning has to be explained to him
He who comes to a conclusion when the other side is unheard, may have been just in his conclusion, but yet has not been just in his conduct
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.