We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship...
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him,...
I criticize by creation, not by finding fault
True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the...
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of...
Reason should direct and appetite obey
It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in...
Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man...
To some extent I liken slavery to death.
This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even...
I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.
The safety of the people shall be the highest law.
The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.
What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his...
What then is freedom ? The power to live as one wishes
The law in Athens is true in Rome
True nobility is exempt from fear.
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and...