No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
Quote by Plutarch
Reason speaks and feeling bites
Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at...
Prosperity has this property; it puffs up narrow souls, makes them imagine themselves high and...
Socrates said, Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat...
Themosticles said The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern...
When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them...
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they...
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
When the candles are out all women are fair
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent...
Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or...
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I...
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Neither blame or praise yourself.