As great edifices collapse of their own weight, so Heaven sets a similar limit to the growth of prosperous states.
As far as the earth is from the stars, and fire from the sea, so is the useful from the right. Power over men perishes completely if justice begins to be observed, and respect for individual rights overcomes strongholds.
A crime which is the crime of many none avenge.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life
The abode of God, too, is wherever is earth and sea and air, and sky and virtue. Why further do we seek the Gods of heaven? Whatever thou dost behold and whatever thou dost touch, that is Jupiter.
The prosperous man does not know whether he is loved.
Not a stone but has its history.
Learn on how little man may live, and how small a portion nature requires.
There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
A show of daring oft conceals great fear.
As far as the stars are from the earth, and as different as fire is from water, so much do self-interest and integrity differ.
Make us enemies of every people on earth, but save us from civil war.
Poverty, the mother of manhood. Also, the mother of prostitution.
...Men fear what they themselves have imagined.
Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
Thus each person by his fears gives wings to rumor, and, without any real source of apprehension, men fear what they themselves have imagined.
To strictest justice many ills belong, And honesty is often in the wrong.
Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.
He is covered by the heavens who has no sepulchral urn.
An idle life always produces varied inclinations.
Believing nothing does whilst there remained anything else to be done.
All go free when multitudes offend.
Delay is ever fatal to those who are prepared.
Let him leave the imperial court, who wishes to be virtuous. Virtue and absolute power cannot coexist.
No man is ever innocent when his opponent is the judge.
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