Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Quote by Sallust
No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best...
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty,...
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find...
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is...
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always...
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force...
It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.