Socrates said, Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
Quote by Plutarch
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they...
Character is long-standing habit.
Themosticles said The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern...
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all...
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Neither blame or praise yourself.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors...
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them...
Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or...
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial...
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
When the candles are out all women are fair
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Rest: the sweet sauce of labor
When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks...
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to...
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.