In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour command power and glory.



Profession: Statesman
Nationality: Roman

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When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's [children's] minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.

To teach is a necessity, to please is a sweetness, to persuade is a victory.

I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.

They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.

Socrates, indeed, when he was asked of what country he called himself, said, “Of the world”; for he considered himself an inhabitant and a citizen of the whole world.

As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.

Your enemies can kill you, but only your friends can hurt you.

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

Is not prosperity robbed of half its value if you have no one to share your joy?

The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free.

Like associates with like.

I will go further and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.