Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
A sword never kills anybody;
it's a tool in the killer's hand.
Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
Laws do not persuade
just because they threaten.
Democracy is more cruel than wars or tyrants.
What is freedom? It means not being a slave to any circumstance, to any restraint, to any chance.
It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.
Freedom can't be kept for nothing. If you set a high value on liberty, you must set a low value on everything else.
Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
No man is free who is a slave to the flesh.
[Lat., Nemo liber est, qui corpori servit.]