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In peace sons bury their fathers in war fathers bury their sons.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
Circumstances rule men men do not rule circumstances.
Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own.
Great things are won by great dangers.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
This is the worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
But I like not these great success of yours for I know how jealous are the gods.
To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.
I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.
Force has no place where there is need of skill.
The destiny of man is in his own soul.
It is never right to injure anyone. It can never be right to make someone worse than he is.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
Death is a delightful hiding-place for weary men.
It is better to be envied than pitied.
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
Very few things happen at the right time and the rest do not happen at all the conscientious historian will correct these defects.
Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.