Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
Quote by Herodotus
I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of...
I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to...
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.
Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything...
Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.
It's impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as...
Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man...
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
Soft men tend to be born from soft countries.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
Force has no place where there is need of skill.
Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war...
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half...
Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate.