Force has no place where there is need of skill.
A man calumniated is doubly injured – first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own.
Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the greatest houses and the tallest trees. For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest.
But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.
Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.
The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless.
Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.