Had I succeeded well, I had been reckoned among the wise; our minds are so disposed to judge from the event.
Of all the evils that infest a state, a tyrant is the greatest; his sole will commands the laws, and lords it over them.
I hate it in friends when they come too late to help.
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When the anger of the gods is incurred, wealth or power only bring more devastating punishment.
Time will unveil all things to posterity; it is a chatterer and speaks to those who do not question it.
Time will discover everything to posterity; it is a babbler, and speaks even when no question is put.
Often a noble face hides filthy ways.
That glittering hope is immemorial and beckons many men to their undoing.
I envy that man who passes through life safely, to the world and fame unknown.
Waste no tears over the griefs of yesterday.
Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand.
The bold are helpless without cleverness.
Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man’s eyes.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
I love the old way best, the simple way of poison, where we too are strong as men.
Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.
Youth holds no society with grief.
But this is slavery, not to speak ones thought.
In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
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