Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Category: Age And Aging
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Category: Cities And City Life
If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger.
The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
Category: Critics And Criticism
In all things there is a law of cycles.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign.