Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their… (read more)
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
The higher your station, the less your liberty.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.