Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.
We do not imitate, but are a model to others.
It is more of a disgrace to be robbed of what one has than to fail in some new undertaking.
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.
Time is the wisest counselor of all.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
In private matters everyone is equal before the law. In public matters, when it is a question of putting power and responsibility into the hands of one man rather than another, what counts is not rank or money, but the ability to do the job well.
It is difficult to argue with the belly, for it has no ears.
Those who are politically apathetic can only survive if they are supported by people who are capable of taking action.
For grief is felt not so much for the want of what we have never known, as for the loss of that to which we have been long accustomed.
Just because you are not interested in politics, does not mean that politics is not interested in you.
It is right to endure with resignation what the gods send, and to face one’s enemies with courage.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!
I am more afraid of our own mistakes than of our enemies’ designs.
All who have taken it upon themselves to rule over others have incurred hatred and unpopularity for a time; but if one has a great aim to pursue, this burden of envy must be accepted, and it is wise to accept it.
Future ages will wonder at us, as the present age wonders at us now.
We regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about. As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it: the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it.
As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it, the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it.
Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all.
Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft.
Wait for the wisest of all counselors, Time.
Better die standing than live kneeling.