Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.
Quote by Sallust
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast...
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds...
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who...
No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.
Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.
In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart...
The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always...
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being...
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
The higher your station, the less your liberty.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.