Thus each person by his fears gives wings to rumor, and, without any real source of apprehension, 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.
As great edifices collapse of their own weight, so Heaven sets a similar limit to the growth of prosperous states.
A show of daring oft conceals great fear.
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
Not a stone but has its history.
The prosperous man does not know whether he is loved.
Learn on how little man may live, and how small a portion nature requires.
There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.
Poverty, the mother of manhood. Also, the mother of prostitution.
...Men fear what they themselves have imagined.
Make us enemies of every people on earth, but save us from civil war.
An idle life always produces varied inclinations.
By boldness great fears are cancealed.
Neither side is guiltless if its adversary is appointed judge.
He is covered by the heavens who has no sepulchral urn.
All go free when multitudes offend.
Believing nothing does whilst there remained anything else to be done.
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.
Deep-seated are the wounds of civil brawls.
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