Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
Quote by Sallust
Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds...
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty,...
Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of...
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is...
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond...
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
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,...
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who...
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.
It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast...
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.