Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
Quote by Sallust
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force...
The higher your station, the less your liberty.
Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and...
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious...
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast...
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds,...
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who...
Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds...
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always...
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue,...