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.
The prosperous man does not know whether he is loved.
An idle life always produces varied inclinations.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life
There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
A crime which is the crime of many none avenge.
As great edifices collapse of their own weight, so Heaven sets a similar limit to the growth of prosperous states.
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.
Deep-seated are the wounds of civil brawls.
Not a stone but has its history.
Make us enemies of every people on earth, but save us from civil war.
Thus each person by his fears gives wings to rumor, and, without any real source of apprehension, men fear what they themselves have imagined.
...Men fear what they themselves have imagined.
Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
To strictest justice many ills belong, And honesty is often in the wrong.
By boldness great fears are cancealed.
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 show of daring oft conceals great fear.
Learn on how little man may live, and how small a portion nature requires.
The remaining liberty of the world was to be destroyed in the place where it stood.
Among those who share a throne there can be no loyalty; Dominion's ever impatient consort.
All go free when multitudes offend.
Deny a strong man his due, and he will take all he can get.
How blind men are to Heaven's gifts!
Poverty fled, she who gives birth to virile men.
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