The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend
The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance
It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but to grasp their full force and meaning.
It is the act of a bad man to deceive by falsehood.
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true. Moreover, there shall be no suspicion of partiality in his writing, or of malice.
As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it.
Victory is by nature insolent and haughty.
Taxes are the sinews of the state.
Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
Let the soldier yield to the civilian
No wise man ever thought that a traitor should be trusted.
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.