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 gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life
An idle life always produces varied inclinations.
There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
As great edifices collapse of their own weight, so Heaven sets a similar limit to the growth of prosperous states.
A crime which is the crime of many none avenge.
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.
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.
The remaining liberty of the world was to be destroyed in the place where it stood.
...Men fear what they themselves have imagined.
Deep-seated are the wounds of civil brawls.
A show of daring oft conceals great fear.
The prosperous man does not know whether he is loved.
Delay is ever fatal to those who are prepared.
How blind men are to Heaven's gifts!
Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
Make us enemies of every people on earth, but save us from civil war.
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.
Learn on how little man may live, and how small a portion nature requires.
Neither side is guiltless if its adversary is appointed judge.
He is covered by the heavens who has no sepulchral urn.
No man is ever innocent when his opponent is the judge.
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