I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
Quote by Plutarch
Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or...
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I...
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it,...
Neither blame or praise yourself.
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to...
Rest: the sweet sauce of labor
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
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...
Character is long-standing habit.
Time is the wisest of all counselors
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to...
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he...
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks...
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all...
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.