Let your desires be ruled by reason.



Profession: Statesman
Nationality: Roman

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Our span of life is brief, but is long enough for us to live well and honestly.

Quid? Quod eadem mente res dissimillimas comprehendimus, ut colorem saporem, calorem, odorem, sonum? Quae numquam quinque nuntiis animus cognosceret, nisi ad eum omnia referrentur et is omnium iudex solus esset.

Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.

The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.

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.

Freedom will bite back more fiercely when suspended than when she remains undisturbed.

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.

No power is strong enough to be lasting if it labors under the weight of fear.

Endless money forms the sinews of war.

Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live.

It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men, but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.

Never injure a friend, even in jest.

A room without books is like a body without a soul.