It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.
Quote by Sallust
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is...
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart...
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who...
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always...
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast...
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty,...
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force...