As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.