Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
Quote by Herodotus
Force has no place where there is need of skill.
But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are...
As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning.
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything...
To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same...
How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.
It's impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as...
A man calumniated is doubly injured - first by him who utters the calumny, and...
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
Men trust their ears less than their eyes
Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half...
Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man...
In soft regions are born soft men.
I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to...
Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate.
Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war...
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over...