In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.
Quote by Sallust
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always...
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is...
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who...
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds...
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond...
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
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...
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast,...
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force...
Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of...