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Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
He that fights and runs away, may turn and fight another day; but he that is in battle slain, will never rise to fight again.
Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.