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.
No man is ever innocent when his opponent is the judge.
The prosperous man does not know whether he is loved.
As great edifices collapse of their own weight, so Heaven sets a similar limit to the growth of prosperous states.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life
...Men fear what they themselves have imagined.
Poverty, the mother of manhood. Also, the mother of prostitution.
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.
Deep-seated are the wounds of civil brawls.
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.
There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
An idle life always produces varied inclinations.
A crime which is the crime of many none avenge.
To strictest justice many ills belong, And honesty is often in the wrong.
Delay is ever fatal to those who are prepared.
A show of daring oft conceals great fear.
Not a stone but has its history.
Deny a strong man his due, and he will take all he can get.
The remaining liberty of the world was to be destroyed in the place where it stood.
Learn on how little man may live, and how small a portion nature requires.
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.
How blind men are to Heaven's gifts!
Every great man inevitable resents a partner in greatness.
All go free when multitudes offend.
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