Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



Respect is greater at a distance.
By theme : Society  

Prosperity is the touchstone of virtue; for it is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
By theme : Morality  

We find greater violence and more perseverance among the wretched.
By theme : Society  

What is unbecoming is unsafe.
By theme : Wisdom  

Such was the happiness of the times that you might think as you chose and speak as you thought.
By theme : Liberty   Society  

It is human nature to hate him whom you have injured.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

The gods are on the side of the stronger.
By theme : Life   Society  

Even war is better than a wretched peace.
By theme : Philosophy   War  

Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

The hatred of relatives is the most violent.
By theme : Hatred   Relations  

There will be vice as long as there are men.
By theme : Men   Vice  

An eminent reputation is as dangerous as a bad one.
By theme : Relations   Society  

The hatred of those who are near to us is most violent.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Relations  

Things forbidden have a secret charm.
By theme : Psychology  

The hope of becoming rich is one of the most widespread causes of poverty.
By theme : Society   Wealth  

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
By theme : State  

 
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