Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
Most honorable are services rendered to the State even if they do not go beyond words, they are not to be despised.
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
Woe to the conquered.
We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them.
Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies' resources, and minimized their own.
This above all makes history useful and desirable it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards.
The troubles which have come upon us always seem more serious than those which are only threatening.
The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
Temerity is not always successful.
Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
Resistance to criminal rashness comes better late than never.
Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war.
It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors.
He will have true glory who despises it.
From abundance springs satiety.
Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them.
Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.
Yet did that Antiochus, who was also called Dionysius, become an origin of troubles again.
Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is nobility, but had a higher commendation on account of his righteousness, and was in great reputation in Jerusalem, the greatest city we have.
Now Herod was an active man, and soon found proper materials for his active spirit to work upon.
The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.