Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers.
All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing.
Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.
The gods love to punish whatever is greater than the rest.
Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.
Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
The destiny of man is in his own soul.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.