Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Quote by Sallust
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always...
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find...
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
The higher your station, the less your liberty.
Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of...
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond...
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty,...
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast...
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force...
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.