Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
Quote by Plutarch
Character is long-standing habit.
A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he...
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
Rest: the sweet sauce of labor
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so...
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks...
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or...
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Socrates said, Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat...
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to...
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Themosticles said The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern...
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is...
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
Character is simply habit long continued.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.