In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery.
Quote by Sallust
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is...
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always...
No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best...
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being...
The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds,...
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds...
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.
Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.