So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
The precepts of the law are these: to live honestly, to injure no one, and...
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and...
People do not understand what a great revenue economy is.
For a tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing...
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of...
Hatred is settled anger.
It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom...
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the...
Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason
For the mere act of thinking a course expedient, when it is morally wrong, is...
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say...
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for...
The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no...