Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
Quote by Sallust
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious...
In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart...
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who...
It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always...
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast,...
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty,...
The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for...
I have also learned why people work so hard to succeed: It is because they...
Nothing sharpens sight like envy