Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
Quote by Plutarch
Socrates said, Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat...
When the candles are out all women are fair
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them...
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks...
When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or...
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to...
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors...
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
Reason speaks and feeling bites
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's...
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn...
Character is simply habit long continued.
Prosperity has this property; it puffs up narrow souls, makes them imagine themselves high and...
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both...