It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm.
Quote by Sophocles
Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge?
None love the messenger who brings bad news.
Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it...
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating
Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom; No wisdom but in submission to...
Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things...
There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is...
In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.
To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating the child one has...
What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence?
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
You should not consider a man's age but his acts.
Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still...
War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.
Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.