Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
Quote by Sallust
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
The higher your station, the less your liberty.
Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond...
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force...
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who...
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being...
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast,...
Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds...
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious...
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds,...
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing...
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.