Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.
We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them.
This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest.
The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.
Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them.
No law can possibly meet the convenience of every one: we must be satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority.
The sun has not yet set for all time.
Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident.
From abundance springs satiety.
Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war.
There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed.
The troubles which have come upon us always seem more serious than those which are only threatening.
The result showed that fortune helps the brave.
There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards.
It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors.
There are laws for peace as well as war.