A human being is only breath and shadow.
Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers.
The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest.
No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat.
Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.
A man’s character is his fate.
Whoever is new to power is always harsh.