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.
Make us enemies of every people on earth, but save us from civil war.
Not a stone but has its history.
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.
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.
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.
Deep-seated are the wounds of civil brawls.
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.
The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.
No man is ever innocent when his opponent is the judge.
Let him leave the imperial court, who wishes to be virtuous. Virtue and absolute power cannot coexist.
Believing nothing does whilst there remained anything else to be done.
All go free when multitudes offend.
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