Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond words, they are not to be despised.
Quote by Sallust
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force...
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being...
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty,...
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is...
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast...
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds...
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who...
Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always...
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.