He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who sets himself some serious work to do, and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.
Quote by Sallust
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast...
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force...
Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being...
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious...
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is...
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.
No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best...
The higher your station, the less your liberty.
Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue,...
No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.