Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for, and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Medicine, to produce health, has to examine disease; and music, to create harmony, must investigate discord.
The first destroyer of the liberties of a people is he who first gave them bounties and largess
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits
The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.
It is a hard matter, my fellow citizens, to argue with the belly, since it has no ears.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.