The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
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The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious...
Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and...
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force...
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart...
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty,...
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of...
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best...
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds,...
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast,...