Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country’s cause.
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
After the event, even a fool is wise.
Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.
The fates have given mankind a patient soul.
Death submits to no one.
Be both a speaker of words and a doer of deeds.
Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
It is not good to have a rule of many.
Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another.
Always to be best, and distinguished above the rest.
Everything flows and nothing stays.
The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.
To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
The man who acts the least, upbraids the most.
Nothing shall I, while sane, compare with a friend.
For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.