Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.