Harmony makes small things grow; lack of it makes great things decay.
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.
To someone seeking power, the poorest man is the most useful.
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible
Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
Each man the architect of his own fate.
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.
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.
The fame which is based on wealth or beauty is a frail and fleeting thing; but virtue shines for ages with undiminished lustre.
Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
It is always easy to begin a war, but very difficult to stop one.
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery.
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others.
No grief reaches the dead.
Deliberate before you begin; but, having carefully done so, execute with vigour.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.
No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.
There were few who preferred honor to money.
Prosperity tries the souls even of the wise.
The higher your station, the less your liberty.
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