Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what… (read more)
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of… (read more)
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and… (read more)
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.