When the candles are out all women are fair
Quote by Plutarch
All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them,...
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is...
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent...
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial...
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to...
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or...
Neither blame or praise yourself.
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to...
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other...
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
Reason speaks and feeling bites
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they...
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our...
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.