Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment.
This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.
The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors.
Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.
The sun has not yet set for all time.
Woe to the conquered.