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
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become...
Before beginning, prepare carefully
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase...
No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes...
The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of...
Old age has been charged with being insensible to pleasure and to enjoyments arising from...
Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more...
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most...
A man of courage is also full of faith.
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery...
For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we...
We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.
Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
Hatred is settled anger.
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the...