The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
Quote by Sallust
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light
Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty,...
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the...
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being...
In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue,...
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who...
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and...
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast...
Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.