When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.
Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery...
In time of war the laws are silent.
We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared.
What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
The precepts of the law are these: to live honestly, to injure no one, and...
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
More law, less justice.
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
Like associates with like.
Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for...
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not...
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Before beginning, prepare carefully
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.
O wretched man, wretched not just because of what you are, but also because you...
The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.