Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
Quote by Sallust
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond...
In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue,...
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.
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds...
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast...
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always...
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best...
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being...
No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who...
Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.