No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
Quote by Plutarch
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks...
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our...
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them,...
Prosperity has this property; it puffs up narrow souls, makes them imagine themselves high and...
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I...
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's...
Time is the wisest of all counselors
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
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...
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is...
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to...
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
Rest: the sweet sauce of labor
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
There's no rest for the wicked
I shall need to sleep three weeks on end to get rested from the rest...