The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so far as it disposes and eases his way to action by the greater trust that it procures him.
Quote by Plutarch
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other...
Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at...
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn...
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is...
A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart
Socrates said, Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat...
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they...
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them...
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial...
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
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...
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I...
I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument...
True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.