As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
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In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart...
Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond...
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
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 the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always...
No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.
The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds,...
Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the...
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the...
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.