The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret that man is black at heart mark and avoid him.
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
Let your desires be ruled by reason.
The people's good is the highest law.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty
The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.
To each his own.
There is nothing so ridiculous but some philosopher has said it.
The wise are instructed by reason ordinary minds by experience the stupid, by necessity and brutes by instinct.
Live as brave men and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
Force overcome by force.
By force of arms.
Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.
Avarice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.
That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.
Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.