Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
Quote by Sallust
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty,...
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of...
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find...
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force...
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart...
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is...
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and...
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds,...
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best...
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.