Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Whatever befalls in accordance with nature should be accounted good
The good of the people is the greatest law.
Laws are inoperative in war
When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer...
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most...
I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly,...
Like associates with like.
By doubting we come at truth.
Laws are silent in time of war.
Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.
Hatred is settled anger.
The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
In this way they went on, and on, and on--in the language of the story-books--until...
In the middle of the silence in a writer's house lies an invalid: the book...