Harmony makes small things grow; lack of it makes great things decay.
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Each man the architect of his own fate.
To someone seeking power, the poorest man is the most useful.
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.
Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
Deliberate before you begin; but, having carefully done so, execute with vigour.
It is always easy to begin a war, but very difficult to stop one.
The poorest of men are the most useful to those seeking power.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
There were few who preferred honor to money.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Not by vows nor by womanish prayers is the help of the
gods obtained; success comes through vigilance, energy,
Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light
The higher your station, the less your liberty.
One can ever assume to be what he is not, and to conceal what he is.
All persons who are enthusiastic that they should transcend the other animals ought to strive with the utmost effort not to pass through a life of silence, like cattle, which nature has fashioned to be prone and obedient to their stomachs.
No grief reaches the dead.
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