To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.
There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.
In soft regions are born soft 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.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
One should always look to the end of everything, how it will finally come out. For the god has shown blessedness to many only to overturn them utterly in the end.
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.