We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a...
The law in Athens is true in Rome
So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to...
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason...
No one can give you better advice than yourself.
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase...
To those who are engaged in commercial dealings, justice is indispensable for the conduct of...
Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.
The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me...
I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and...
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most...
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Not to be covetous, is money; not to be a purchaser, is a revenue.
Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature.
The best interpreter of the law is custom.
More law, less justice.
Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.