Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.
There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.
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.
He used to raise a storm in a teapot.
We are all drawn by our eagerness for praise.
The spirit is the true self.
If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains,
The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves.
Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.
He is an eloquent man who can treat humble subjects with delicacy, lofty things impressively and moderate things temperately.
You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.
Men were created with the understanding that they were to look after that sphere called Earth.
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues.
Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in doing good to their fellowmen.
Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.
There are gems of thought that are ageless and eternal.
The mansion should not be graced by its master, the master should grace the mansion.
People do not understand what a great revenue economy is.
Before beginning, plan carefully.
Like associates with like.
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?
What one has, one ought to use: and whatever he does he should do with all his might.