Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached their goal, while others obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more
vigorous efforts than ever before.
Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.
Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the greatest houses and the tallest trees. For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
It's impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as there is no single country able to provide all good things for itself.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.
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