An idle life always produces varied inclinations.
As great edifices collapse of their own weight, so Heaven sets a similar limit to the growth of prosperous states.
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.
A crime which is the crime of many none avenge.
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.
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.
Why seek the Deity further? Whatever we see is God, and wherever we go.
How blind men are to Heaven's gifts!
Poverty fled, she who gives birth to virile men.
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.
Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.
Every great man inevitable resents a partner in greatness.
The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.
The remaining liberty of the world was to be destroyed in the place where it stood.
I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate.
To strictest justice many ills belong, And honesty is often in the wrong.
Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
...Men fear what they themselves have imagined.
Poverty, the mother of manhood. Also, the mother of prostitution.
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