When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
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I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong...
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into...
The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy...
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a sojourn.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be...
Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.
Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other...
She that fails to command her thoughts will soon lose command of her actions
Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age,...
To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Yeah, I read history. But it doesn't make you nice. Hitler read history, too.
History, a distillation of rumour.
But for a few phrases from his letters and an odd line or two of...
Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near...