Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.



Profession: Statesman
Nationality: Roman

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Meanwhile, Milo had been in the Senate on that day until it was dismissed and then came home. He changed out of his formal clothes, waited for a little while his wife got herself ready--you all know how that goes-- and set out at the hour when Clodius, if he had been planning on coming back to Rome that day, would have returned.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.

To the sick, while there is life there is hope.

Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.

Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.

In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.

Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.

Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything.

I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.

God's law is 'right reason.' When perfectly understood it is called 'wisdom.' When applied by government in regulating human relations it is called 'justice.

Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.

True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions.

The peoples good is the highest law.