Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny
Quote by Plutarch
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to...
Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or...
Reason speaks and feeling bites
The wildest colts make the best horses.
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is...
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so...
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
Themosticles said The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern...
A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one...
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they...
Rest: the sweet sauce of labor
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I...
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them,...
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all...