Some suggestions for you :
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
I gravitate towards gravitas.
A snake lurks in the grass.
What's the point of doing something good if nobody's watching.
Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit.
When you write, you don't have the social constraints of having people in front of you, so you talk about abstract matters.
A good fight should be like a small play, but played seriously.
A man full of courage is also full of faith.
When I write something, every word of it is meant. I can't say it enough.
The best cure for sea sickness is to sit under a tree.
I accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media, but I would have preferred to work in peace.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves.
Life is full of regrets, but it doesn't pay to look back.