True nobility is exempt from fear.
It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much.
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity.
There are no true friends in politics.
What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
There is wickedness in the intention of wickedness, even though it be not perpetrated in the act.
This is a proof of a well-trained mind, to rejoice in what is good and to grieve at the opposite.
Men in no way approach so nearly to the gods as in doing good to men.
They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.
For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing better becomes a well-bred man than agriculture.
The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
A home without books is a body without soul.
Ability without honor is useless.
Before beginning, prepare carefully
The safety of the people shall be the highest law